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'Black holes' - sample game 1

1.b3 
                   1...b6
2.Ba3
It is natural to try to give to holes free way before own pieces. Normal pieces can be then fired to enemy army with increased energy. Especially pawns are extremely dangerous compared to normal chess. As we will se in this game, holes ahead of army add strong power even to pieces on base rank.
                   2...Ba6
3.(Hc1)
                   3...(Hc8)
Both sides hurry to include holes to try them...
4.c4
                   4...Hb7
5.Hc2
                   5...Hc6
6.(Hc1)
                   6...(Hc8)
7.Hc3
                   7...H8b7+
Really check! Black threats to capture white king be relativistic move Sb8-c6-b7xe1! This move obviously wins a tempo.
8.d3
                   8...(Hc8)
9.c5
                   9...Hc8-b7-c6-b5
Black quickly develops own holes...
10.H1c2
                   10...Hb7-c6-b5xd3+
... and suddenly unleashes all their power! Again check by knight.
11.Kd2
                   11...d7-c6-d3xc2+
Check by queen through d3-d3.
12.Kc1
                   12...Qd8-d3-d3xd1+
13.Kb2
                   13...c1Q#
Simple but highly illustrative.
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Written by Juraj Lorinc.
WWW page created: August 23, 1999.