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'Black holes' - sample game 4

1.c3
                   1...b6
2.Qb3
Now development of queen has very small power, it attacks almost nothing.
                   2...Ba6
3.(Hd1)
                   3...(Hc8)
4.Hc2
                   4...Hb7
5.Hd3
                   5...(Hc8)
6.(Hd1)
                   6...b5
It closes own bishop and loses a bishop. Why such a move? Simple mistake.
7.e2-d3-d3xb5
                   7...Bxb5
8.Qxb5
                   8...Hc6
Let's take at least some tempi by attacking far gone queen.
9.Qxb8
Not very surprising sacrifice. Knight with its power of relativistic move is very dangerous, possibly stronger than queen.
                   9...Qd8-c8-c8xb8
10.H1e2
                   10...(Hd8)
11.Hde3
Not too strong threat of 12.He2-e3-e3xe7 as black already has comfortbale device for developing his army of holes ahead of own pieces.
                   11...Hd8-e8-c6-e6
12.(Hd1)
                   12...(Hc8)
13.Hc2
                   13...Hd8-c8-c6-a6
14.(Hd1)
                   14...d7-e6-a6xe2
15.d2-e3-d1xe2
                   15...(Hd8)
Now you can see black's device working like a clock. Two neighbouring free squares on base rank are strong source for appearing and setting many holes.
16.Hd1-c2-c2-b3
                   16...Hab6
Black needn't hurry.
17.(Hd1)
                   17...c7-b6-e6xb3
18.Hdd2
                   18...Hc8d7
19.Bc2-d2-c2-d3
White wants to build the similar device, but it's too late...
                   19...Hd8-d7-d7xd3
20.Hd2-c2-e3xd3
                   20...(Hd8)
21.e2-d3-e3xb6
                   21...Hd8-d7-e6xe3
22.(Hd1)
                   22...(Hd8)+
Check by just dropped hole!
23.H1e2
                   23...Hd8-d7-e3xe2#
Normal pieces cannot capture holes, it needn't be observed when it is mating just beside king. Note that check is He3, while d2, d1 are covered by Hd7!
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Written by Juraj Lorinc.
WWW page created: August 23, 1999.