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Ke3 Rc3+ 15. Ke4 Rc2 16. f3 Re2+ 17. Kf4 Rb2 18. Ra6+ Kg7 The study-like possibilities should be considered not only in an endgame, but even in a middlegame! 19. Ra3 Kf6 20. Ra6+ Kg7 21. Ra4 Kf6 22. g4 hg 23. fg Rf2+ 24. Kg3 Rc2 25. Rf4+ [25. g5+ Ke5=] 1. Qe3? White lets a study-like draw slip away: [1. Rxg8 Kxg8 2. Rg3+!! Qxg3 3. Qb8+! Kg7 4. Qg8+!! Kxg8=] 1... Ra8 2. Rg7+ Kh6 0:1, Taimanov - 25... Ke6 26. a4 [26. Rf2 Rc3+ 27. Kf4 f6=] 26... f5 27. gf+ gf 28. Rf2 Rc4 29. Ra2 Rc3+ 30. Kf4 Rc4+ 31.

Sometimes the queenside initiative is developed by exchange of the defender's fianchettoed queen's bishop, which eventually may have led to weakening of entire group of squares. 1. Bd3! c5 [1... Bb7? 2. Be4 Rfc8 3. Qc2õñ6] According to Steinitz, a queenside pawn 2. Bb5! cd [2... Bb7 3. Bxd7±; 2... Nf6 3. dc Ne4 4. Rc4 Nxc5 5. b4±] 3. Nxd4 Nc5 4. Bc6! Bb7 5. Qf3 Bxc6 6. majority is one of the factors that must be considered for correct assessment of position. It takes on special significance in an endgame when the board is almost Nxc6 Qb7 7.

Rfe8 2. Bxf6 Bxf6 3. Nd5 Bd8 [3... Qxc2 4. Rf2 Qc5 5. Rc1 [… ¤c7 ]] 4. c3 b5 5. b3 Qc5+ 6. Kh1 Rc8 7. Rf3 Kh8 8. f6 gf 9. Qh4 Rg8 10. Nxf6 Rg7 11. 7... Rxc3 ! 0:1, Unzicker - Fischer (Varna, 1962) Rg3 Bxf6 12. Qxf6 Rcg8 13. @? @%"? @? @? @-@5 In a number of games of the late 30's, M. Botvinnik showed that even isolated doubled pawns have their advantages. 1. de! de 2. Nh4! [x d5] 2... g6 3. Ng2 Ng7 4. Ne3 Nf6 5. Bg2 Be6 6. c4! Rad8 7. Of course, one shouldn't think that weak pawns always hopelessly compromise the position.

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