By Gary Lane
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Each participant has heard the announcing, "Chess is ninety nine percentage strategies. " it's not. it truly is ninety nine percentage calculation. yet beforehand there hasn't ever been a booklet committed completely to this such a lot mysterious and crucial chess procedure. This booklet examines either the technical and functional features of ways to imagine forward -- the choice of candidate strikes, the overview of finish positions, discovering the right kind circulate order, and so on.
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Nd6 Black maintains his material advantage, but White is the one who has winning chances because of the walled-in bishop on g6. 38. Kc2 a5 39. a4 Kb6 Perhaps Black’s best try was 39. Ne4, while 39. b6 leads to checkmate after 40. Nd3+ Kc4 41. b3 mate. 40. Kd3 Kc7 41. Kd4 White has improved his position by centralizing his king. In the next phase, White activates his pawn majority on the queenside and occupies more and more space, finally achieving total dominance. 41. Nc8 42. b4 axb4 43. cxb4 Ne7 62 44.
11. Nd7 12. Nb3 Qc7 13. Nh3 0-0-0 14. Bf4 Bd6 58 15. Qh2 Diagram 62 Position after 15. Qh2 White focuses all his efforts on controlling f4 because this vital point holds the key to the prison on Black’s kingside. 15. Nf8 16. 0-0-0 Ne6 17. Bxd6 Rxd6 Black would have been better served by immediately trading queens on d6. 18. Bc4 Ne7 19. Nf4 Nxf4 20. Qxf4 Rdd8 21. Qxc7+ Kxc7 22. c3 Rhe8 23. Nc5 59 Diagram 63 Position after 23. Nc5 The knight is going to f4 to create a permanent blockade. If Black could now play 23.
Bf3 Rb8 24. Qa2 Diagram 40 Position after 24. Qa2 White maximizes his pressure, creating a weakness on c6 and attacking it. Black now must exchange his dark-squared bishop to decrease the pressure, but this leads to other problems — namely, weakness on the dark squares. 24. Bxe5 25. dxe5 Nd5 Diagram 41 Position after 25. Nd5 26. Bxd5! White cold-bloodedly exchanges his bishop for the Black knight, which is Black’s best placed piece. With bishops of opposite color on the board, White should be able to exploit the weakness of Black’s dark squares on 41 the kingside.