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White develops his Queen's side just as Black did in the opening shown in connection with Diagram 38. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Kt-KB3 P-K3 B-Q3 P-QKt3 B-Kt2 QKt-Q2 PxP P-QB4 Kt-QB3 Kt-B3 P-K3 B-Q3 PxP Castles --------------------------------------8 | #R | | #B | #Q | | #R | #K | | |---------------------------------------| 7 | #P | #P | | | | #P | #P | #P | |---------------------------------------| 6 | | | #Kt| #B | #P | #Kt| | | |---------------------------------------| 5 | | | | #P | | | | | |---------------------------------------| 4 | | | | ^P | | | | | |---------------------------------------| 3 | | ^P | | ^B | | ^Kt| | | |---------------------------------------| 2 | ^P | ^B | ^P | ^Kt| | ^P | ^P | ^P | |---------------------------------------| 1 | ^R | | | ^Q | ^K | | | ^R | --------------------------------------A B C D E F G H Diag.

Kt-B7 mate. Having decided as to the smallest amount of material advantage with which it is possible to force a mate, we will now turn our attention to simple game endings (still without pawns). To judge such endings correctly, it will only be necessary to find out whether it is possible to obtain the minimum advantage mentioned. It is sufficient to discuss cases in which a piece on the one side plays against a stronger one on the other, because in endings where several pieces are left on either side, fortuitous circumstances are generally the deciding factors, and it would be impossible to characterise and classify positions of that kind, by giving typical illustrations.

G. 6. P-QKt3, BPxP; 7. KPxP, B-Kt5; 8. B-Kt2, Kt-K5; 9. Q-B2, Q-R4; 10. R-QB1, QxP. In order not to relinquish the square at QKt4 to Black, White can also try the following manoeuvre: 6. 7. 8. 9. PxBP P-QR3 P-QKt4 B-Kt2 BxP Castles B-Q3 If Black imitates White's moves, viz. 9. PxP; 10. BxP, P-QR3; 11. Castles, P-QKt4; 12. B-Q3, B-Kt2, the result is the symmetrical position in Diagram 36. --------------------------------------8 | #R | | | #Q | | #R | #K | | |---------------------------------------| 7 | | #B | | | | #P | #P | #P | |---------------------------------------| 6 | #P | | #Kt| #B | #P | #Kt| | | |---------------------------------------| 5 | | #P | | | | | | | |---------------------------------------| 4 | | ^P | | | | | | | |---------------------------------------| 3 | ^P | | ^Kt| ^B | ^P | ^Kt| | | |---------------------------------------| 2 | | ^B | | | | ^P | ^P | ^P | |---------------------------------------| 1 | ^R | | | ^Q | | ^R | ^K | | --------------------------------------A B C D E F G H Diag.

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