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35 R x R RxR Agreed to a draw. By the simple 1 3 B-QKt5 1 White would have retained the extra pawn. Now, with pawn equality, Black has the better chances in view of the weak pawn at QB3. 13 . . 1 4 Q-Kt5 Kt x P Kt-R5 White's worries begin over the QBP, while his K-side clearly lags in development. 15 QxQ 1 6 R-Q4 Kt x Q In four moves Bondarevsky has managed to surrender two pawns ! True, after 16 R-Q6 (or R-B 1 ) Black retains superi­ ority, but now White simply remains minus a pawn. 16 . .

The correct move was 22 Kt-R4 42 FOURTH ROUND with a good game. Now the develops a new weakness, and White Knight cannot reach Black's Bishops have fresh QB5 and all White's manoeu­ possibilities. vres have proved to be a waste 26 P-Kt3 PxP of time, while the deterioration 27 P x P K-Rl of the pawn formation (Kt4, 28 K-R l R-KKt l KB4) may have a telling effect Black meets P-B5 with B­ i n certain circumstances. Kt4. 22 . . Q-Q2 29 B-B3 23 P-Kt5 29 R-KKtl is premature. White loses his sangfroid .

B-Q7. The position that arises is a won one. The first esse ntial is to play P-RS. So 60 K t-B3 is the sound reply. If 60 . . , B-BS, the n 6 1 P-R4, B-Kt6 ( 6 1 .. , P-Kt3 ; 62 P-RS). 62 P-RS, B-BS; 63 P-K t6 eh, K -B3 (63 . . , K-B l; 64 Kt-R4 and K t­ BS x P); 64 Kt-KS ! (or 64 Kt-R2) and the threat P-R6 is irresistible . But if 6 0 . . , B-B6, then 61 P-R4, B-Kt7 (6 1 . , P­ Kt3 ; 62 Kt-R2 and Kt-Kt4R6 eh); 62 P-RS, B-B6; 61 Kt-R4 (but not 63 P-K t6 eh , K -K 3); 63 . . , B-Q7 (other­ wise K t-BS x P) ; 64 P-Kt6 eh, K-B 3 ; 65 K t-BSn, K xK t ; 6 6 K x P, K-Kt4 ; 6 7 K,...

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