The application of chess theory by Yeffim Geller

By Yeffim Geller

Yefim Geller has been one of many world's most appropriate grandmasters during the last 4 a long time, within which time he has validated a name as being the major Russian authority on starting thought. during this annotated selection of his personal video games, Geller exhibits the sensible merits of a legitimate figuring out of establishing technique.

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Kg8 17 Kb1 18 Qf7 + 19 Rad1 + Kg7 could have been met by 1 5 B X e5 + d X e? 1 6 0-0 Qg8 17 Be8, etc. the development of events in our game, saw analysis by Kb4 22 Qc4 + Ka5 23 b4 (Qa4) mate. playing ' 1 3 . . Kg7. This merely enabled them to 20 R X d4 + 21 e5 + prolong their resistance. The strongest defence for Black was found had appeared in virtually all the world's chess mind the 22 Qc7 + 23 B x c6 13 . . , and has in following main e x d4 Kc5 2 1 . . K X e5 allows a pure mate by 22 Qc7.

26 Qd7 Instead 28 . . Rde2 was recommended� so as to exchange White's attacking rook by 29 . . Ret. But it too fails to save the game� since White replies 29 Be3, threatening to win the exchange by 30 Nf6 + , and on 29 Rc2 he plays the thematic 30 B X h6. , and White could have carried them out at the most favourable opportunity. 25 cxd3 Rd2 Rc2 27 Ne3! The tempting 29 Q X h6 + will not run away. Now this threat is even stronger : after 30 Q X h6 + g X h6 3l Nf6 + Kh8 32 N X d7 + Bg7 33 B x g7 + K x g7 34 h5 Black loses a piece.

24 . . R X g4� Qc8 Black hopes to give up his queen for the white rook, but in doing so he leaves his bishop at e7 without defence. 25 Qh8 + 26 Rh7 + 27 Qg7 1 8 . . , for example : 1 9 . . h8 2 1 Qc4 ! Rf8 22 R X f7 d5 ! h7 27 B X e5 . Mter the move in the game an extraordinary position is reached ! Under attack are White's queen, rook, bishop and knight, and in addition the black pawn at c3 is not so far away from the queening square ! 19 Qe3 Kf7 Ke6 Kd7 In view of the threats of 28 Q X g4 mate and 28 Q x e7 mate this is the only move.

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