A second series of lessons on the game of chess by William Lewis

By William Lewis

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All possible developments of the bishops at b2, d2, b3 and d3 have occurred in practice, and it is no wonder that I thought for a good half hour. lUbd7 White has 1 4 c4 : fe8 1 5 �b2 with an attacking position, but Euwe's recommendation of 13 ... lUd5 came into consideration, when 1 4 'We4 lUf6 can lead to a repetition of position, while if 1 4 c4 Black plays 1 4 . . �xh7 16 'Wd3+ lUe4 1 7 lUg5+ �g8 1 8 lUxe4, winning a pawn) 1 6 'Wd3 lUxd l 1 7 lUes, when if 17 ... lUxf2 18 �xf2 f6 White has 1 9 lUg6+ �xh7 20 lUe7+, forc ing mate.

22 l:tg4+ (after 22 l:th4 tDf5 23 llg4+ �h8 24 'i'd3 l:i}e7 the attack is parried) 22 ... l:tg8 24 tDg5 ! ltJg6 24 :h4! lOxh4 2 5 lOgS fxg5 26 'i'xd6 White wins material) 24 'i'h5, when 24 ... lOg7 2 5 'i'h6 leads to a draw, while after 24 . . 'i'e6 White retains some compensation for his material deficit. xd5 tD e5 All these events took place in serious time trouble, and therefore it is not surpris­ ing that Kasparov plays solidly. The alter­ native was to interpose 23 ... 'i'b I + 24 lOe I , when after 24 .

A mistake, which again leaves Black on the verge of defeat. Correct was 2 1 . tDe7! 22 l:tg4+ (after 22 l:th4 tDf5 23 llg4+ �h8 24 'i'd3 l:i}e7 the attack is parried) 22 ... l:tg8 24 tDg5 ! ltJg6 24 :h4! lOxh4 2 5 lOgS fxg5 26 'i'xd6 White wins material) 24 'i'h5, when 24 ... lOg7 2 5 'i'h6 leads to a draw, while after 24 . . 'i'e6 White retains some compensation for his material deficit. xd5 tD e5 All these events took place in serious time trouble, and therefore it is not surpris­ ing that Kasparov plays solidly.

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