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In the latter case White can only make a breach in the Black barrier by playing P-KKt4 as well. These manoeuvres result in the pawn formations given in Diagrams 31 and 32. --------------------------------------8 | | | | | | | | | |---------------------------------------| 7 | #P | #P | | | | | #P | #P | |---------------------------------------| 6 | | | | | #P | #P | | | |---------------------------------------| 5 | | | #P | #P | ^P | | | | |---------------------------------------| 4 | | | | ^P | | ^P | | | |---------------------------------------| 3 | | | ^P | | | | | | |---------------------------------------| 2 | ^P | ^P | | | | | ^P | ^P | |---------------------------------------| 1 | | | | | | | | | --------------------------------------A B C D E F G H Diag.

P-QB3 PxP P-Q4 --------------------------------------8 | #R | #Kt| #B | #Q | #K | #B |#Kt | #R | |---------------------------------------| 7 | #P | #P | #P | | | #P | #P | #P | |---------------------------------------| 6 | | | | | | | | | |---------------------------------------| 5 | | | | #P | | | | | |---------------------------------------| 4 | | | | #P | ^P | | | | |---------------------------------------| 3 | | | ^P | | | | | | |---------------------------------------| 2 | ^P | ^P | | | | ^P | ^P | ^P | |---------------------------------------| 1 | ^R | ^Kt| ^B | ^Q | ^K | ^B | ^Kt| ^R | --------------------------------------A B C D E F G H Diagram 19.

B-Kt5, Kt-B3; 4. Castles, KtxP; 5. R-K1, Black gets out of it comfortably by playing Kt-Q3, B-K2 and Castles, and White cannot permanently prevent Black's game from being freed by the advance of the QP. P-Q4 for White on the fifth move is therefore stronger. Black cannot very well exchange the pawns, leaving the King's file quite exposed, and must submit to White playing PxP, maintaining the pawn at K5 and preventing Black's P-Q4 for some time to come. The opening might continue in this way: 5.

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