It's no use. Black is in effect a pawn down; his majority is paralyzed, White's is mobile.

46.g4 hxg4+ 47.hxg4 Nd2+

It would have been much better to keep the Bishop at home with 47...Bd7.

48.Kg3 Bc2 49.Ng1 Ke6 50.Kh4 Bd1 51 .Nh3 Ne4

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Van Vlieî - Znosko-Borovsky

Osiend. 1907

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The Stonewall, a very close opening.

Overlooks the threat involved in 6...Qc7. 7.Nh3 followed by 8.Qf3 would have been better.

Ingeniously turns his majority to account.

If 52...Kf7, then 53.fxg6+ Kxg6 54.NÎ4+ wouldbe unpleasant.

53.Nf4+ Kf7 54.g5! Bg4 55.g6+ Ke7 56.g7 Kf7 57.Ng6 1-0

Game 3

An excellent example of play in the open file. Black by this atone builds up a superior position and without the establishment of any outpost, he forces his way to the enemy's base.

Positionally the right move here would usually be 8.exd4, giving White the e-file with an outpost station at e5, while the pawn at c3 closes the c-file, preventing its use by Black. Here, however it would lose a pawn. Nevertheless it was preferable to the text move, for 8.exd4 Qxf4 9.Nc4 Qc7 (9...Qg4 10.Ne3!) 10.Nce5 Bd6 11.Qe2, and White has a fairly protected outpost in the e-file, which Black cannot disturb even by 11...Bxe5 12.dxe5 Nd7 13.Bf4 (6?, for then comes 14.exf6 Qxf4 15.fxg7 Rg8 16.Qxe6+, and White wins. As long as the e-file with the outpost e5, or its full equivalent (a pawn at e5 for example), remains m White's possession, he would stand excellently, despite being a pawn down. \

It is only by this subtle Rook move inat the somewhat beginner-like Knight maneuver gets a meaning.

11.0-0 Bb512.Re1 Nc213.Bxc2Qxc2

14.QXC2 Rxc2

Black has obtained the 7th Rank, the diagonal f1-a6 for his Bishop, and the e4 square for his Knight.

15.h3 Bd616.Nb1 Ne4

Mo outpost in our sense, as the open file behind is lacking, but yet a good substitute.

White e-pawn under continual threat, was also too strong to be withstood. The rest is easily understandable.

29.Kf2 axb4 30.axb4 Kxb4 31 .Ke2 Kb5 32.Kd2 Ba3 33.KC2 Rxb2+ 34.Rxb2+ Bxb2 35.Kxb2 Kc4 36.g4 Kd3 37.g5 Kxe3 and 0-1

Game 4 Lee-Nimzowitsch

I.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d6 3.Nbd2 Nbd7 4.e4 e5 5.c3 Be7 6.Bc4 O-O 7.0-0 exd4 8.cxd4 d5 9.Bd3 dxe4 10.Nxe4 Nxe4

II.Bxe4 Nf6 12.Bd3 Nd5 13.a3 Bf6

17.Nfd2 Bd3 18.Nxe4 Bxe4

18...dxe4 with the Bishop established at d3 would also have been good.

19.Nd2 Kd7 20.Nxe4 dxe4 21.Rb1 Rhc8 22.b4 R8c3 23.Kf1 Kc6 24.Bb2 Rb3 25.Re2 Rxe2 26.Kxe2 Kb5 27.Kd2 Ka4 28.Ke2 a5

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The decisive breakthrough. The Position of Black's Rook, holding the

14.Qc2 h6 15.Bd2 Be6 l6.Rael c6 17.Be3 Qb618.h3 Pad819.Rc1 Rd7

Quietly building up the position. The d-pawn cannot move, so why get excited?

20.Rfe1 Rfd8 21.0e2 Qc722.Bb1 Ne7

His work done, (the Knight HAS been working), a change of air is good. The Knight is aiming for f5.

23.Ne5 Bxe5 24.dxe5 Qxe5 25.Bxa7 Qxe2 26.Hxe2 Rd1 +

Black now invades the enemy position via the d file.

27.Re1 Rxc1 28.Rxc1 Rd2

Now play on the 7th rank begins.

29.b4 Nd5 30.Be4 Nt6 31.Bc2 Nd5 32.Be4

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White's first rank is weak. ...g3 is threatened when the opportunity arises, and White has not a plethora of moves at his command.

47.fxg4+ Ke4! 48.Rd1 Bb3 49.Rf1 Kxd4 and 0-1 in a few moves.

Allowing Bishops of opposite colors.

33.Bxd5 Bxd5 34.RC3 f5!

All according to my system. Black seeks an object of attack on the 7th rank. Nothing can be done against the a-pawn, so the second player intends to lay bare White's h-pawn. This will be done by an advance on the Kingside.

35.Kh2 Kf7 36.BC5 g5 37.Rd3 b5 38.Bd4 Be4 39.Rc3 Bd5 40.Bc5 Kg6 41 .Rd3 h5 42.Bb6 f4 43.Bd4 Kf5 44.f3

White stood very badly. The threat was 44...g4, followed by ...g3+

44...g4 45.hxg4+hxg4 46.Kgl Re2

In the two games which follow, the Knight as an outpost is the chief actor. In the first he is exchanged, but finds full compensation in the recapturing pawn. In the second his capacity to maneuver is exemplified.

Game 5

Dr. v. Haken-Giese

Riga, 1913

1 .e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 exd5 4.Nf3 Bd6 5.Bd3 Nf6 6.h3 0-0 7.0-0 h6

In the exchange variation of the French defense with the KNs developed on f3 and f6 respectively, the pinning moves by the Bishops Bg5 and ...Bg4 furnish for both sides one of the leading motives. Here, however, this motif is ruled out by the movement to h3 and h6 of the h-pawns. Except for a moment, we see and hear of, nothing but the e-file.

pawn h3 is also threatened by ...h5 followed by ...g4.

26.Qg4 cxd4 27.Bxd4 Be5 28.Bxe5 Rxe5

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