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18.Nh1

The Knight starts on a long journey with g5 as his goal, in order to support with all the means at his disposal the King Bishop which now wakes up and throws off his preventive role for one of direct activity. In the meantime White's e-file, thrown, so to speak, on its own resources, makes a desperate but successful struggle for existence. This vitality of the e-file gives point to the Knight's maneuver.

18...Bd7 19.Nf2 Rae8 20.Rfel Rxe2 21 .Rxe2 Nd8

22.Nh3 Bc6

And here 22...Re8 would lead to a combination full of pleasantries. 22...Re8 23.Qh5! Rxe2 24.Ng5 h6 25.Qg6 hxg5 26.Qh5 mate.

23.Qh5 g6 24.Qh4 Kg7 25.Qf2

Black's castled position was still too strongly defended, so White intends to first force a regrouping of the enemy forces. v

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