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B−K3, KtxKt; 13. BxKt, P−B4; 14. B−K3, P−Q4; 15. , BxP. This is the critical position in the Rio de Janeiro CHAPTER IV. THE OPENING 31 Chess Strategy defence. Black has succeeded in eliminating the White centre pawn, and sweeps long diagonals with his Bishops, but the advantage cannot be maintained. White exchanges the Bishop at Q6, and there remains a backward pawn, which Black will hardly be able to hold permanently. In practice it has been shown that the end−game should be won by White in spite of Bishops of opposite colours, as Black's pawn at his QB4 is difficult to defend.

Kt−B3 8. B−Q3 BxP P−B4 Black cannot castle yet, on account of the following threat, which I give in full because it occurs frequently in practice: 8. Castles; 9. BxPch, KxB; 10. Kt−Kt5ch, K−Kt1: 11. Q−R5, R− K1; 12. QxPch; 13. Q−R5ch; 14. Q−R7ch; 15. Q−R8ch; 16. QxP mate. −−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− 8 | #R | | #B | #Q | #K | | | #R | |−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−| 7 | #P | #P | | #Kt| | | #P | #P | |−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−| 6 | | | #Kt| | #P | | | | |−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−| 5 | | | #B | #P | ^P | #P | | | |−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−| 4 | | | | | | ^P | | | |−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−| 3 | | | ^Kt| ^B | | ^Kt| | | |−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−| 2 | ^P | ^P | ^P | | | | ^P | ^P | |−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−| 1 | ^R | | ^B | ^Q | ^K | | | ^R | −−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− A B C D E F G H Diag.

P−K5 4. P−QB3 5. Kt−B3 P−QB4 Kt−QB3 P−B3 In both cases the initiative falls to Black, in the first through the attack on White's Q4, the mainstay of White's centre; in the second through attack on White's K5, the White centre itself. We must therefore consider White's advance of P−K5 on the third move as premature. Let us now find out whether it is advantageous to effect the same subsequently. g. 3. Kt−QB3, Kt−KB3. If White plays P−K5 now he gains time for his advance of P−KB4, as Black's Knight must retreat.

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