[Event "GotM #72"] [Site "Antwerp"] [Date "1924.??.??"] [Round "?"] [White "Koltanowski, Georges"] [Black "Dunkelblum, Arthur"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C55"] [Annotator "Connaughton, Ken"] [PlyCount "53"] [EventDate "2022.??.??"] [EventCountry "BEL"] {[%evp 0,53,27,-4,34,25,61,15,18,5,21,21,-12,30,202,94,94,-72,118,102,151,134, 134,32,166,43,234,35,254,51,41,69,82,49,15,40,21,21,21,-2,286,62,128,100,100, 32,200,-11,9,2,166,104,0,17,229,215]} 1. e4 {King's Pawn Game} e5 {Open Game} 2. Nf3 {King's Knight Opening} Nc6 3. Bc4 {Italian Game} Bc5 (3... Nf6 { is the main alternative}) 4. O-O Nf6 5. d4 {White gambits a pawn for time and space.} exd4 6. e5 d5 {[#]} 7. exf6 (7. exd6 Qxd6 8. Re1+ Be6 9. Ng5 Nd8 $15) 7... dxc4 8. Re1+ Be6 9. Ng5 Qd5 10. Nc3 {[#] Taking advantage of the pins on the Black Queen and King.} Qf5 {Both sides carry threats but White has a safer King.} (10... dxc3 $4 11. Qxd5 $18 {[%CAl Re1e8]}) 11. Nce4 {This central Knight becomes something of an octupus.} Bb4 12. c3 dxc3 13. bxc3 Ba5 14. g4 { [#] The center of the board is a tricky terrain for the Black pieces. The narrow corridors available to the Black Queen are fraught with danger.} Qg6 { Inevitably she is forced to a corner from where her power is practically nullified.} 15. Nxe6 fxe6 16. f7+ Kxf7 $6 {[#]} (16... Qxf7 {was certainly a better choice.}) 17. Ng5+ Kg8 {The King makes it to the corner but his Rook is on h8 rather than f8.} 18. Rxe6 Qd3 {Black would like to exchange Queens.} 19. Qe1 {White would not.} Rf8 20. Re8 Qd7 21. Rxf8+ Kxf8 22. Ba3+ {[#] White's minor pieces are much stronger than their unfortunate counterparts.} Ne7 { The defender in chess is always forced to become ever more passive, ever more cramped, while he with the initiative always naturally becomes ever more active, ever more mobile. The other inversely proportional phenomenon witnessed is the increasing harmony of the attacking pieces and the corresponding breakdown of connectivity between the defenders. More space increases the power of chess pieces exponentially, less space makes them a fraction of themselves.} 23. Rd1 $1 {[#] Sacrificing the Knight and pawn in order to bring the Rook into the game.} Qxg4+ 24. Kf1 Qxg5 {Black can pick off this Knight as it does not interfere with the imperative of defending e7. He will find however the old truism that the Queen is a poor defender.} 25. Rd5 $1 {[#] Offering a Rook sacrifice.} Qh4 26. Rh5 $1 {[#] And again. White is not interested in the a4-Bishop. His only mission is to divert the Queen from this diagonal and the defense of the hapless e7-Knight.} Qf6 27. Rf5 $3 {[#] For the third time the sacrifice is offered and this time it cannot be refused. Black resigns.} (27. Rf5 Qxf5 28. Qxe7+ Kg8 29. Qe8+ Qf8 30. Qxf8#) 1-0
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