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William Hartston vs Gedeon Barcza
Hastings (1972/73), Hastings ENG, rd 9, Jan-05
Caro-Kann Defense: Classical Variation. Main lines (B18)  ·  1-0



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Nov-03-12  wordfunph: Hartston - Barcza

after 40...Kg7

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amusing read from Hartston book Teach Yourself Better Chess..

<...when my game was adjourned in the diagram position, but the experienced Czech grandmaster Vlastimil Hort helped me out. When I showed him the position and explained that the pawns on c5 and f5 effectively prevent my king from entering the black position he gave me some advice. 'You must manoeuvre,' he said. 'How?' I asked. 'It doesn't matter how,' he explained. 'Just manoeuvre.' And when I still looked quizzical, he added: 'Just go round in circles. Barcza is an old man. Keep him working, then do something at the end of the session. It doesn't matter what you do. He will go wrong.'>



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  Chessical: Hartston had a persistent advantage in space and out manoeuvres Barcza on the K-side to win a pawn.

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<75...Bf6> seems to finally tip Black over the edge into defeat.

<75...Bd4> 76. Bc7 Kf6 77. Bd8+ Ke6 78. Bg5 Be5 and Black is maintaining a fortress.

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