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By Jan Pinski

The 4 Knights has the excellence of being one of many oldest openings within the background of chess. In a king's pawn beginning, either avid gamers carry out their knights ahead of considering extra improvement. regardless of its deceptively peaceable visual appeal, the 4 Knights can result in wild gambit play in addition to calmer positional waters. Adherents comprise the well known tactician from Latvia, Alexei Shirov. foreign grasp Jan Pinski delves into the secrets and techniques of the 4 Knights for the 1st time, learning the tactical and strategic principles for either White and Black gamers. Pinski covers either the trendy major strains and the difficult sidelines, bringing readers correct modern with the increasing conception.

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Choosing to enter the rook ending shows a little lack of technique. The old Russian mas­ ters always thought that you should improve your position slowly. xc4 36 J:tb5! f2 52 f5 c2 53 J:tc1 ':'e2+ 54 Wd6 Wc3 55 f6 J:tf2 56 We7 Wd2 % - % Came 20 Berg-I. e7 Black does not wish to accept doubled pawns. ::'f e1 For 12 h3 see Game 21. Better, however, is 1 2 Mae 1 . Then 1 2... lIeS 1 3 tiJdl ! e6 1 5 b 3 'ilYd7 1 6 tiJe3, 1 2. �bS 13 tiJdl SLe6 14 h3 tiJeS 1 5 SLxe7 �xe7 16 Me2 tiJd6 1 7 Mfe 1 all seem to be better for \Xfhite.

CtJh7!. e7 1 2 h3!? ih4?! ixg5 20 b4!. According to Gutman this move gives White an advantage. d3 1 2 . . h6 Or: a) 1 2... b8 1 6 b 3 was slighdy better for White in Santo Roman-Boudre, France 1 99 1 . id6 1 5 liJe2!? xd6 ii'xd6 1 7 liJa4 J:lf4 1 8 'ifg3 liJh5 is given by Gutman; here 1 9 'ife3! e8 1 6 liJg3 fHc7?? (16 ... ae1 gxh6 1 9 'ti'xf6! and White won, Murillo-Ugalde, Antiguo 1 999. f4 lLlh7 !? Black is trying to manoeuvre the knight to e6, where it will be ideally placed protecting c5 and the king.

Tn 'il¥e5 Black's advantage should not be underestimated White has no counterplay. 25 h3? xh3 26 gxh3 lli'g3+ 27 �h1 'iixh3+ 28 �g1 g4!

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