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Now this Rook is happily chained to the d4 pawn. .

19.Rae1! Ne7 20.e5 Nf5

For after 25...Bg7 26.Ne5+ Bxe5 27.Qxe5, Black's King in his helplessness is a pathetic figure.

Game 35

Illustrates a position held under complete restraint, and may serve as a pendant to my game (No.8) against Samisch.

Johner-Nimzowitsch

Dresden, 1926

If 21...cxd4 22.exf6 Kxffi 23.Qe4 and 23...Ng3 fails because of 24.Bxd4+.

22.Qe4 Be7

The reply to 22...f5 would have been

23.Qb1, an attacking move in the best modern spirit! For example, 22...f5

23.Qb1 Ke6 (protecting the f-pawn)

24.Qd3! and Nd6! with a decisive attack.

23.h4

Now the undermined Black position tumbles like a house of cards.

Black intends to bring into existence the double complex only under conditions favorable to himself, (see game 34).

Nf3 Nc67.0-0 Bxc38.bxc3

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The prognosis for the pawn complex c3, c4 is slightly favorable for Black. Yet after 9.e4 e510.d5 Na5 Black would not have been able to bring about the barricade which he achieves cheaply in the game, as his c-pawn would have been much better placed at c7 in this case.

A fine idea. In reply to 9...e510.d5 Na5, the intention is to bring the Na5 to reason by 11.Nb3.

There was time enough later for this. 10.f4 should have first been played. If then 10...e5, there would follow 11.fxe5 dxe5 12.d5 Na513.Nb3 Nb7 14.e4 Ne8, and the weak point c4, whicn now can be attacked from d6, will be protected by Qe2, while White for his part can use the f-file together with a4-a5 as a base of operations. The game would then stand about even.

16.cxd5 Ne717.Rd1 Nd6 and Black has the Detter game.

13.h3 Ne7 l4.Qe1

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