Threatening 53.b4. 52...Ne7

At last tie manages to oust the intruder at f5, but meanwhile White has grown too strong on the Queenside.

53.Nxe7 Rxe7 54.Ra4 exf4

Desperation. There followed: 55.gxf4 f5 56.e5 Nf6 57.Rxc4 Ng4

58.Rxc5 Qxe2 59.Rxe2 dxc5 60.d6 Ra7 61.ee Ra6 62.e7 Nf6 63.d7 Nxd? 64.Bxd7 1-0.

This fine game is instructive as illustrating the struggle of united Bishops for open space in which to maneuver.

The following gome won a brilliancy prize in the New York tournament of1927.

Game 42


New York. 1927

1.c4 Nf6 2.d4 e6 3.Nf3 c5 4.d5 d6 5.Nc3 exd5 6.cxd5 g6 7.Nd2

To establish himself at c4. 7...Nbd7 8.Nc4 Nb6 9.e4 Bg7 10.Ne3

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Planning a4-a5 and posting the Knight anew on c4. Black would have done better to exchange Knights on hi"? 9th move. White now gets the advantage.

10...0-0 11.Bd3 Nh5 12.0-0 Be5 13.a4 Nf4 14.a5 Nd7 15.Nc4 Nxd3 16.Qxd3f517.exf5 Rxf518.f4


The prelude to a complicated attacking operation which was unexpected since 18.Ne4 gave White a good position withOLt any effort. But for once, I wanted to go in for a combination.

White gets compensation for the d-pawn, as it is difficult for Black to develop his Queenside.

The answer to 21...Nxd5 would have been 22.Rae1!l, by which 22...Be6 would have been prevented because of 23.Bxc5. Black would then have been quite helpless, and White could have won by playing his Bishop to d2 and doubling Rooks on the e-file.

22.f5! gxf5 23.Bg5


There is a peculiar point in this move. If now 23...Be6 24.Qxb7 (threatening 25.Bxf6 winning a piece), 24...Rc8 25.Rae1! and the Bishop must give up the defense of one or the other of the Rooks, on which Bxf6 would lead to the win of whichever is left undefended.

established. On the other hand, 9...f6 was well worth consideration. For instance, 10.exf6 Bxf6 and Black controls the center.

23...Rd'4 24.Nb6+ c4 25.Qc3 axb6 26.Qxd4 Kg7 27.Rae1 bxa5

Violent but intelligible.

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