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6. Kf5 (but not 6. Qf3? ) 6. Kh5 7. Qh3(g5) + + . Black could have played differently but by using the same methods White can always push the Black King to the edge of the board. Exercise. White starts and mates in two moves. Diagram 47 Mate by Two Rooks In the ending where the King and Queen opposed the King, mate was achieved with the aid of the King. Here, however, two Rooks, without the help of the King, push the opposing King to the edge of the board and mate him. 1. Rh3 (the third rank is cut oS to Black's King) 1.

N g 4 - e 3 ! White resigns because the loss of the Queen is inevitable. In the case of 5. fxe3 there follows 5. Q h 4 + 6. g3 Q x g 3 + + . This miniature game was played in the championship of Paris. For the sake of comparison here is that game in the condensed style of notation: A. G i b a u d - F . Lazard (Paris, 1924) 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nd2 e5 3. dxe5 Ng4 4. h3?? Ne3! White resigns. In recording the position on the board we designate the location of the chessmen in the following order: King, Queen, Rooks, Bishops, Knights and then Pawns.

E7 K f 7 3. K d 7 W h i t e queens and wins. If, h o w e v e r , it is W h i t e ' s m o v e , he is c o m p e l l e d to pull b a c k his K i n g , l o s i n g the o p p o s i t i o n , or to p l a y 1. e7 K e 8 2. K e 6 and stalemate. T h u s , if it is W h i t e ' s m o v e the result is a draw, and if it is B l a c k ' s m o v e then W h i t e wins. T h i s is a t y p i c a l e x a m ple of m u t u a l z u g z w a n g , in w h i c h it is d i s a d v a n tageous for either side to m o v e fir

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