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The King Side Attack

The King Side Attack

Jul 15, 2017, 5:49 PM 0

"A plan is made for a few moves only," says Reuben FIne, "not for the whole game."

This may be so, but here is an instance where Tarrasch maps out a course of play leading practically to mate, from so early a stage as the eight move in the game!

His attack on a Pawn forces an exchange which pries open the g-file.  On this file, leading straight to von Scheve's King, Tarrasch posts both his Rooks.  Then he adds to this concentration of power by swinging the Queen over to that area.  The way these heavy pieces then crash through the barriers is in itself an object lesson in the art of conducting an assault against the King.



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