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By Raymond Keene, Sam Sloan

Strains the improvement of combinational notion from the early days of chess occasions as much as the reign of global champion Anatoly Karpov. by means of making a choice on key habitual parts within the decisive mixtures of the champions, Keene exhibits the way to pull off crushing finishes.

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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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