101 Attacking Ideas in Chess: Aggressive Concepts from a by Joe Gallagher
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Short finds a delightful solution: 31 �h2! 1lc8 (Black needs both his queen and bishop on the long diagonal; on 3 l .. tc8, 32 g4! 'ifxa4 is refuted more simply by 32 lLlg5) 32 �g3! tc8 34 �gS! (32b) 1-0. �h7 but then 35 'ii'xg6+ �h8 36 'ifh6+ �g8 37 �f6 ! mates. Use of the king before the ending is gen erally less extreme. In blocked positions it may waddle across the board to safer pas tures but even this is less common than flee ing for its life with the enemy in hot pursuit (see Ideas 38 and 39).
Rl;f8 . 37c: after Black's 30th move 54 JOJ A ITACKJNG IDEAS IN CHESS Idea 38 The Greatest King-Hunt Ever? - w 38a: after Black's 23rd move 38b: after 29 l:la7 (38a) Kasparov-Topalov, Wijk aan Zee 1999. There have been some legendary king-hunts in the history of chess but few could stand comparison with this game. We pick up the story after Black's 23rd move: 24 l:lxd4!! cxd4? (sporting; 24 . �b6! e7+!! 'iii>b6 (Black must advance; taking the second rook leads to mate after 25 .. 'ihe7 26 'it'xd4+ 'iii>b8 27 'it'b6+ followed by lLlc6+, and retreating with 25 ...
Xf4 (36a) 9 'ii'xf4! 'ii'xb2 10 lDe2! 'ii'xa1 1 1 lDec3 'ii'b 2?! (now White develops a strong attack; it could have been prevented by l l .. d6 but then 1 2 'ii'd2 cuts off the queen's escape route; theory is yet to decide on who has the advantage after 1 2... l:lg8) 12 d6! •. lDe5 15 'ii'f6! xg6 hxg6 22 lDbc3! (slamming the door on the queen once again) 1-0. 36b: after 1 3 ... i. b7 (36b) Hodgson-Stohl, Isle of Man 1 995. c8-b7 - no prizes for guessing White's next: 14 axb4! 'ii'xa1 15 lDge2 'ii'a6 16 lDd4 d6 17 'ii'f4 'ilfb6 and now Hodgson, remain ing true to his style, opted for the unclear 18 lDf5 aS 19 lDxg7, whereas 18 lDdxb5 lDxd5 19 'ii'xd6+ 'ii'xd6 20 lDxd6 lDxc3 21 bxc3 is virtually winning.