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+[Event "?"]
+[Site "?"]
+[Date "1913.??.??"]
+[Round "?"]
+[White "Capablanca, Jose"]
+[Black "Janowski, Dawid"]
+[Result "1-0"]
+[ECO "C66"]
+[Opening "Spanish Opening (Ruy López)"]
+
+1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.O-O d6 5.Bxc6+ bxc6 6.d4 Be7 7.Nc3
+    (7.dxe5 {might be better, but at the time I was not familiar with that
+variation, and therefore I played what I knew to be good.})
+7...Nd7 8.dxe5 dxe5 9.Qe2 O-O 10.Rd1 Bd6 11.Bg5 Qe8 12.Nh4 g6 {Black offers the
+exchange in order to gain time and to obtain an attack. Without considering at
+all whether or not such a course was justified on the part of Black, it is
+evident that as far as White is concerned there is only one thing to do, viz.,
+to win the exchange and then prepare to weather the storm. Then, once it is
+passed, to act quickly with all forces to derive the benefit of numerical
+superiority.} 13.Bh6 Nc5 14.Rd2 Rb8 15.Nd1 Rb4 {To force White to play c4, and
+thus create a "hole" at d4 for his Knight.
+
+(A "hole" in chess parlance has
+come to mean a defect in Pawn formation which allows the opponent to establish
+his forces in wedge formation or otherwise without the possibility of
+dislodging him by Pawn moves. Thus, in the following diagram, Black has two
+holes at f6 and h6, where White forces, e.g. a Knight or Bishop, could
+establish themselves, supported by pieces or Pawns). 
+
+Such grand tactics show
+the hand of a master.} 16.c4 Ne6 17.Bxf8 Qxf8 18.Ne3
+    (18.Nf3 {was better.})
+18...Nd4 19.Qd1 c5 {In order to prevent Rxd4 giving back the exchange, but
+winning a Pawn and relieving the position.} 20.b3 Rb8 {In order to play Bb7
+without blocking his Rook.
+
+Black's manoeuvring for positional advantage is
+admirable throughout this game, and if he loses it is due entirely to the fact
+that the sacrifice of the exchange, without even a Pawn for it, could not
+succeed against sound defensive play.} 21.Nf3 f5 22.exf5 gxf5 {The position
+begins to look really dangerous for White. In reality Black's attack is
+reaching its maximum force. Very soon it will reach the apex, and then White,
+who is well prepared, will begin his counter action, and through his
+superiority in material obtain an undoubted advantage.} 23.Nf1 f4 24.Nxd4 cxd4
+25.Qh5 Bb7 26.Re1 c5
+    ( {He could not play}26...Re8 {because of Rxd4. Besides, he wants to be
+ready to play e4.
+
+At present White cannot with safety play Rxe5, but he will
+soon prepare the way for it. Then, by giving up a Rook for a Bishop and a Pawn,
+he will completely upset Black's attack and come out a Pawn ahead. It is on
+this basis that White's whole defensive manoeuvre is founded.})
+27.f3 Re8 28.Rde2 Re6 {Now the Black Rook enters into the game, but White is
+prepared. It is now time to give back the exchange.} 29.Rxe5 Bxe5 30.Rxe5 Rh6
+31.Qe8 Qxe8 32.Rxe8+ Kf7 33.Re5 Rc6 34.Nd2
+    (34.Rf5+ {might have been better. The text move did not prove as strong as
+anticipated.})
+34...Kf6 35.Rd5 Re6 36.Ne4+ Ke7
+    (36...Rxe4 {would lose easily.})
+37.Rxc5 d3! {Very fine.} 38.Kf2
+    ( {White cannot play}38.Rc7+ {because of} 38...Kd8 39.Rxb7 Rxe4 {winning.})
+38...Bxe4 39.fxe4 Rxe4 40.Rd5 Re3 {The ending is very difficult to win. At this
+point White had to make the last move before the game was adjourned.} 41.b4! Re4
+42.Rxd3 Rxc4 43.Rh3 Rxb4 44.Rxh7+ Kf6 45.Rxa7 Kf5 46.Kf3 Rb2 47.Ra5+ Kf6 48.Ra4
+Kg5 49.Rxf4 Rxa2 50.h4+ Kh5 51.Rf5+ Kh6 52.g4 {and Black resigns.} 1-0
+

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                                             href="/capablanca-cf/chapter4/force_threatened_attack.html">
                                             22. The force of the threatened attack</a>
                                         </li>
+                                        <li><a
+                                            href="/capablanca-cf/chapter4/relinquishing_the_initiative.html">
+                                            23. Relinquishing the initiative</a>
+                                        </li>
                                     </ul>
                                 </li>
                                 <li><a class="chapter" href="#">Chapter V. End-Game Strategy</a>

wsgi/templates/capablanca-cf/chapter4/relinquishing_the_initiative.html

+{% extends "capablanca-cf-base.html" %}
+{% block title %}
+23. Relinquishing the initiative
+{% endblock %}
+
+{% block content %}
+<h1>23. Relinquishing the initiative</h1>
+
+<p>In the third case, there is nothing to do, once the material advantage is
+obtained, but to submit to the opponent's attack for a while, and once it
+has been repulsed to act quickly with all your forces and win on material.
+A good example of this type of game is given below.</p>
+
+<h3>Example 53. </h3>
+<p>From the Havana International Masters Tournament, 1913.</p>
+
+<p>(Ruy Lopez) <strong>White: J. R. Capablanca. Black: D. Janowski.</strong></p>
+
+{{ game.pgn("example53", "chapter4", "capablanca-cf") }}
+
+<p>I have passed over the game lightly because of its difficult nature, and
+because we are at present concerned more with the opening and the
+middle-game than we are with the endings, which will be treated separately.</p>
+
+{% endblock %}