I shall now give a few winning positions taken from my own games. I have selected those that I believe can be considered as types, i.e. positions that may easily occur again in a somewhat similar form. A knowledge of such positions is of great help; in fact, one cannot know too many. It often may help the player to find, with little effort, the right move, which he might not be able to find at all without such knowledge.
It is Black's move, and as he is a Knigth and Pawn behind he must win quickly, if at all. He plays:
It has taken exactly ten moves to mate from the original position.
Black's last move was ... e3, played with the object of stopping what he thought was White's threat, viz.: Ra5, to which he would have answered ... Qf4+ and drawn the game by perpetual check. White, however, has a more forceful move, and he mates in three moves as follows:
White has a beautiful position, but still he had better gain some material, if he can, before Black consolidates his defensive position. He therefore plays:
In these few examples the attacking has been done by Rooks and Bishops in combination with the Queen. There have been no Knights to take part in the attack. We shall now give some examples in which the Knights play a prominent part as an attacking force.