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David Bronstein vs R Piatnitsky
Kiev jr (1940), ?
Philidor Defense: Nimzowitsch. Sokolsky Variation (C41)  ·  1-0



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Jan-12-08  talisman: ok....everyone sees it right?...the ole obvious can somebody send it to me.thanks in advance.
Apr-03-08  piroflip: The threat of N x d5 opening up a holocaust is hard to meet.

Time to resign.

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  fredthebear: The key feature of the final position is that after 8...KxBe7, the Black king lost the right to castle. Black will have trouble coordinating both rooks usefully with the king sitting between them. White will generate pressure on the Black royalty caught in the middle. (White must be aware of the Nxf2 fork of the connected rooks, but they're still useful.)

Yes, the White knight is threatening to leap forward with Nxd5, which threatens three additional captures. There is no quick kill shot in this position, but White has more central pressure than Black can mount, and the White king is reasonably safe.

15...Nxf2 is a one-man band; it can only do so much damage while Black's issues remain. 16.Nxd5 carries more impact and must be dealt with immediately.

Simply, Black is behind in development and needs to get his royalty out of the middle. White is ready to open up the position and penetrate. No immediate checkmate exists, but the elements of time, space, mobility and king safety are on White's side.

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