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George Hatfeild Gossip vs Charles Edward Ranken
London (Vizayanagaram) (1883), London ENG
Four Knights Game: Spanish. Rubinstein Variation (C48)  ·  1-0



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Oct-11-19  spingo: Black builds a powerful position.

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What do you do next, that is the problem. Black decides that his knight on e4, such a tower of strength, is really in the way.

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Now the major pieces can trundle down the e-file.
35.Bd2 Re2
36.R1f2 Rxf2
37.Rxf2 Kf7
38.Kg1 Qe4.

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If the queens were exchanged White would have real problems: the black N on e4 would be an awful pooh-pooh.

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This is a crucial position.
This loses the queen. Black was impatient. I think ...Qe7 might be best.
40.Rf1 Qa2.

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41.Ra1 Ne4. Actually it's a piece that White loses.
42.Rxa2 Nxc3
That's it, really.

It is an age old problem: how do you make a good position better? And while you are doing it, keeping a level head so that you don't make a blunder.

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