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Chess Fundamentals by José Raúl Capablanca

24. Cutting off pieces from the scene of action

Very often in a game a master only plays to cut off, so to speak, one of the pieces from the scene of actual conflict. Often a Bishop or a Knight is completely put out of action. In such cases we might say that from that moment the game is won, because for all practical purposes there will be one more piece on one side than on the other. A very good illustration is furnished by the following game.

Example 54.

Played at the Hastings Victory Tournament, 1919.

(Four Knights) White: W. Winter. Black: J. R. Capablanca.


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