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By Irving Chernev

I selected this quantity for an straightforward library the place I trainer chess. scholars can have a few trouble, yet Capablanca is a wizard and his notation is well through scholars who're versed in algebraic notation.

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Bc8-a6 34 Rc7xc6, and Black loses one of rne unprotected Bishops. Capablanca to move Black's two Bishops against a Rook give him a slight superiority in material. This is outweighed, though, by White's positional advantage. His Rooks enjoy a freedom of movement which contrasts strongtv with the undeveloped state of his opponent's pieces. Capablanca concocts a little corn. b'nation t o transform the position into a Rook-and-Pawn ending. The plan thereafter i s t o effect a breakthrough by means of some clever Pawn moves, and create a passed Pawn against which the enemy Rook will be helpless.

Or-lose, must be active. Black should play Rg8-91, where Page 47 Ending 13 he might threaten (or at least frighten) some of the Pawns. 32 33 34 Kd2-e2 Kb7-a6 Rh3-h6 Rg7-37 Ke2-d3 Black is i n semi-zugzwang. Only his King can move without losing a Pawn. 34 ... Ka6-b7 The King i s on his way t o d7, to relieve the Rook of guard duty. h2-h4 Kb7-~8 36 Rh6-h5 K&d7 37 Rh5-95 Seizes control of the open f i l e before Black can do so. 37 ... Re7-f7 38 K d 3 d Kd7-c8 Black prepares against a possible invasion by White's King at a6.

Kc6-d5 42 h2-h4 Rh8-e8 43 Rdl-el ~ 5 . ~ 4 , h7xg6 47 f6-f7 Rg8-f8 48 h5xg6 Kd7-e7 49 Rd1-a1 and Black has two dangerous con(faster than 49 g6-g7) d4-d3 nected passed Pawns. 50 R a l -a7+ Ke7-d8 51 96-97, and 41 ... f7xe6 mate follows in two more moves. 42 Ke4-e5 Kc6-d7 A great blindfold performance. The Pawn sacrifices are reminBut not 4 2 . . Rh8-e8, after which iscent of the classic Pillsbury43 f6-f7 Re8-d8 44 KeSxe6 Gunsberg ending that crowned the Rd8-d6+ 45 Ke6-e7 Rd6+d7+ former's great performance at 46 Ke7-e8 forces Black t o give up Hastings in 1895.

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