If 27.g6+, best would be 27...Kf6 (not 27...Ke7 because of 28.Nh2 Rh8

Game 31


A game in which seven While pawns show greater collective mobility than eight Black ones. A case of minds dynamic effect over matter.

Mimzowitsch-Anton Olson

Played in 1924

1 f4 c5 2.e4 Nc6 3.d3 g6 4.c4 Bg7 5.Nc3 b6 6.Nf3 Bb7 7.g4

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The collective mobility of White's Kingside pawns already makes itself quickly felt.

In order to provoke ...a6, after which the lack of protection from which the b-pawn will suffer from is to form the basis of a sharp combination.

Otherwise White would play 14.Rad1 followed by d4 with advantage.

14.Nc2! Bxb2 15.Rab1 Bc3 16.Nxb4 Bxb4

or 16...cxb4 17.Bxb6 See note to White's 9th move.

White has succeeded in wresting the long diagonal from his opponent.

The connection between "sacrifice" and "blockade" would have been more definite had the continuation been 19.f5 g5 20.h4 with an enduring attack, while Black's pawn plus would have but an illusory value.

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