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By Jon Speelman

Unique discoveries within the endgame unearthed by means of Britain's top specialist and global championship challenger.

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NxN B Q3 N-Q2 BxB NxKP! -K2 BxN P-B4 with a fine game for Black. KING'S INDIAN DEFENCE Position a f t e r 14 . . N -B7 ch ? PLAY N O W CONTINUES: 15 R x N 16 N K4! 17 N O n e of the most interesting early games with 10 P - K 5 ! was Mileika-Tal, R i g a , 1959, which c o n t i n u e d : 10 . . PxP, 11^ P x P N-N t 5, 12 P - K 6 P x P , I 3 O - O P x P ! 3, 15 B - Q B 4 N - K 4 ! , 16 B - K N 5 N x N ch, 17 Q x N Q x B , 1 8 Q R - K 1 R - K B i , 19 R x B ? B - Q 5 ch =F (although, as is often the case with T a l , it was realised after the g a m e that 19 Q x R ch B x Q , 20 R x B w o u l d have been m u c h better).

I f W h i t e takes the K n i g h t , then 12 . . N x P slices his position open with great advantage to Black. ; or 13 Q - N 4 N x B , 14 N x N B x R , 15 K x B BxP, etc. and W h i t e must eventually lose material. -N3, 15 B - Q B 4 N x Q B P ! , 16 B - B 5 K R - K i ch, K - B i B - K 3 ! and W h i t e h a d to accept the Q u e e n sacrifice, with the sequel '8 B x Q BxB ch, 19 K - N i N - K 7 ch, 20 K - B i N x P dis ch, 21 K - N i N-TC7 ch, K 1! 1 X -B6 dis ch, 23 K - N i PxB, 24 Q - N 4 R - R 5 , 25 Q x P (if 25 Q - Q 6 then 26 Q x N R x P leaves White with no defence to .

1 X -B6 dis ch, 23 K - N i PxB, 24 Q - N 4 R - R 5 , 25 Q x P (if 25 Q - Q 6 then 26 Q x N R x P leaves White with no defence to . . R - R 8 ) N x R , and Black's Material plus clinched victory on the 40th move. 17 55 G R U N F E L D D E F E N C ESMYSLOVVARIATION 4 PxP In this d i a g r a m , w e examine the result of failure to castle at the twelfth m o v e — a n d on the opposite page it is demonstrated that the apparently safe Q_3 square c a n sometimes h a v e its drawbacks for the W h i t e Q u e e n .

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