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The Hanging Phalanx
A Connected Phalanx Can Hang (1 of 2)

Point Count Chess, NO.81, p116
Patay v. Reti, 1923

In this example, White's two Center Pawns become the Hanging Phalanx, despite being connected by White's Pawn at f3 (White's former g-Pawn, which is forced to become Doubled on the f-file).

Black is able to force through a Passed Pawn, on the Queenside, exploiting White's predicament in having waste precious resources to defend his Hanging Phalanx.

However, Black doesn't need his original Passed Pawn to secure victory, as he threatens to force Passed Pawns on the opposite side of the board, which would be too much of a stretch for White to cope with, and is probably the reason he resigned.

Beneath the ChessFlash viewer, you'll find my analysis of the position featured in Point Count Chess:
  1. PCC, p.116, No.81, after 16...Rxd7
  2. Result of how a Connected Phalanx Can Hang (1 of 2).
  3. Summary of how a Connected Phalanx Can Hang (1 of 2).
  4. PGN

A Connected Phalanx Can Hang (1 of 2)
My Analysis

Position #1, My Analysis
PCC, p.116, No.81, after 16...Rxd7

After: 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.c4 Bg7 4.Nc3 d5 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.e4 Nxc3 7.bxc3 c5 8.Bb5+ Bd7 9.Bxd7+ Qxd7 10.O-O cxd4 11.cxd4 Nc6 12.Bb2 O-O 13.Qa4 Rfd8 14.Rad1 Ne5 15.Qxd7 Nxf3+ 16.gxf3 Rxd7

Point Count Chess - IE - Diagram x to x - Page 116
After: 16...Rxd7

1. How White incurs a connected, Hanging Phalanx (d4 & e4).

Point Count Chess - IE - Diagram 85 - Hanging Phalanx, A Connected Phalanx Can Hang (1 of 2), After 1.d4
Hanging Phalanx,
A Connected Phalanx Can Hang,
(1 of 2), After 1.d4
After 1.d4, White's Queen Pawn is first to reach its 4th Rank, with White's very first move of the game, as he plays the Queen Pawn Opening (1.d2-d4).

White's d4-Pawn goes on to become part of White's connected, but Hanging Phalanx, along with White's e-Pawn.
Point Count Chess - IE - Diagram 85 - Hanging Phalanx, A Connected Phalanx Can Hang (1 of 2), After 2...Nf6 to 4.Nc3
Hanging Phalanx,
A Connected Phalanx Can Hang,
(1 of 2), After 2...Nf6 to 4.Nc3
After 2...Nf6 to 4.Nc3, White develops his King Knight (2.Ng1-f3), which provides support to White's d4-Pawn.

White then forms a 4th Rank Phalanx, by advancing his c-Pawn (3.c2-c4), but this ISN'T the Phalanx formation ends up Hanging. White's c-Pawn advance currently takes it out of range to support White's d4-Pawn.

Combined with White's Queen Knight (4.Nb1-c3), White's c4-Pawn appears to be orientated toward pushing his d-Pawn into an Advanced position (d4-d5), to form an Advanced Chain with the c4-Pawn at the base.

Black appears to be gearing up for a Barcza type Opening, which Yasser Seirawan is a fan of, as it develops the Kingside troops to clear their back rank (1...Ng8-f6 » 2...g7-g6 » 3...Bf8-g7) ready for an early Kingside Castling. But there's more to Black's opening moves than just Castling, especially in connection with the future White Hanging Phalanx ...

Black's Fianchettoed dark-Bishop (3...Bf8-g7) is patrolling the long diagonal (h8-a1), in the direction of White's d4-Pawn. As soon as Black is able to move his Nf6 out of the way, Black's Bg7 will be applying frontal pressure against White's d4-Pawn (this frontal pressure, or attack, is part of what determines a Pawn to be considered a Hanging Pawn).

White MUST get his d4-Pawn advanced to d5, as soon as possible. Unfortunately, for White, it's Black's turn (get ready for the advance of Black's d7-Pawn!) ...

Point Count Chess - IE - Diagram 85 - Hanging Phalanx, A Connected Phalanx Can Hang (1 of 2), After 4...d5 5.cxd5
Hanging Phalanx,
A Connected Phalanx Can Hang,
(1 of 2), After 4...d5 5.cxd5
After 4...d5 5.cxd5, Black's d-Pawn forces an exchange of Pawns (4...d7-d5), onto d5, to remove White's c-Pawn from c4 (5.c4xd5), so that White cannot use it to support his d4-Pawn's advance to d5 (as mentioned, above).

This allows Black to flow almost seamlessly into the next trade, as Black continues his early offensive, to take-out White's Nc3 ...
Point Count Chess - IE - Diagram 85 - Hanging Phalanx, A Connected Phalanx Can Hang (1 of 2), After 5...Nxd5 6.e4
Hanging Phalanx,
A Connected Phalanx Can Hang,
(1 of 2), After 5...Nxd5 6.e4
After 5...Nxd5 6.e4, Black's Nf6 completes the exchange of Pawns, on d5 (5...Nf6xd5), and flows immediately into an attack on White's Nc3. Note also that Black's Fianchettoed Bg7 now applies frontal pressure, directly against White's d4-Pawn, increasing its vulnerability.

White responds to Black's attack by developing his e-Pawn to the 4th Rank (6.e2-e4), and into Phalanx formation with White's d4-Pawn. White's e4-Pawn also attacks Black's Nd5.

White probably intends to get one of his two Center Pawns into an Advanced position, forming an Advanced Chain in the same way that was probably intended when White's c-Pawn was at c4. However, once again, the timing of Black's attacks prevents this. Black continues his threat to take-out White's Nc3 ...

Point Count Chess - IE - Diagram 85 - Hanging Phalanx, A Connected Phalanx Can Hang (1 of 2), After 6...Nxc3 7.bxc3
Hanging Phalanx,
A Connected Phalanx Can Hang,
(1 of 2), After 6...Nxc3 7.bxc3
After 6...Nxc3 7.bxc3, Black exchanges Knights on c3 (6...Nd5xc3). As White's b-Pawn is completes the trade (7.b2xc3), it leaves White's a-Pawn Isolated ...

This is a key weakness, as Black goes on to exploit it, after White has incurred his Hanging Phalanx, to force through a Passed Pawn.
Point Count Chess - IE - Diagram 85 - Hanging Phalanx, A Connected Phalanx Can Hang (1 of 2), After 7...c5
Hanging Phalanx,
A Connected Phalanx Can Hang,
(1 of 2), After 7...c5
After 7...c5, Black's c-Pawn advances (7...c7-c5) to attack White's d4-Pawn.
Black intends to force an exchange of Pawns, on d4, to drag White's c-Pawn (his former b-Pawn), across onto the d-file, to emphasize the 2-v-1 threat from Black's a- & b-Pawns, against White's Isolated a-Pawn.

This will enhance Black's chance of forcing through a Passed Pawn, on the Queenside, and if White can't get his King across to the Queenside, Black's Pawn will be a more potent Outside Passed Pawn
Point Count Chess - IE - Diagram 85 - Hanging Phalanx, A Connected Phalanx Can Hang (1 of 2), After 8.Bb5+ Bd7 9.Bxd7+ Qxd7
Hanging Phalanx,
A Connected Phalanx Can Hang,
(1 of 2), After 8.Bb5+ to 9...Qxd7
After 8.Bb5+ Bd7 9.Bxd7+ Qxd7, White takes it upon himself to force the exchange of light-Bishops.
Point Count Chess - IE - Diagram 85 - Hanging Phalanx, A Connected Phalanx Can Hang (1 of 2), After 10.O-O cxd4 11.cxd4
Hanging Phalanx,
A Connected Phalanx Can Hang,
(1 of 2), After 10.O-O cxd4 11.cxd4
After 10.O-O cxd4 11.cxd4, White takes the opportunity to Castle Kingside (10.O-O) and then Black follows through with his threat to force the exchange of Pawns, on d4 (10...c5xd4 11.c3xd4), leaving White with the two Center Pawns, that H&M-S eventually consider as a Hanging Phalanx.
Point Count Chess - IE - Diagram 85 - Hanging Phalanx, A Connected Phalanx Can Hang (1 of 2), After 11...Nc6 12.Bb2 O-O
Hanging Phalanx,
A Connected Phalanx Can Hang,
(1 of 2), After 11...Nc6 12.Bb2 O-O
After 11...Nc6 12.Bb2 O-O, Black's Queen Knight develops (11...Nb8-c6), attacking White's d4-Pawn in the process, so White Fianchettoes his dark-Bishop (12.Bc1-b2) to increase the number of units defending it *.

Black then takes the opportunity to Castle Kingside (12...O-O), Connecting his Rooks (Black will be able to increase the pressure against White's d4-Pawn, by bringing one of his Rooks into Battery formation on the d-file, behind Black's Queen.

* At present there are 3 White defenders (Nf3, Bb2 & Qd1), vs. 3 Black attackers (Nc6, Bg7, Qd7), directed at White's d4-Pawn.

Point Count Chess - IE - Diagram 85 - Hanging Phalanx, A Connected Phalanx Can Hang (1 of 2), After 13.Qa4
Hanging Phalanx,
A Connected Phalanx Can Hang,
(1 of 2), After 13.Qa4
After 13.Qa4, White's Queen to a4 (13.Qd1-a4) seems to have a few objectives:
  1. It clears the d1-square, to enable White to bring a Rook to the d-file, to help defend White's pressurized d4-Pawn;

  2. It sets up a potential Queen exchange, should Black try and move his Nc6.

  3. It maintains support for White's pressurized d4-Pawn.
Point Count Chess - IE - Diagram 85 - Hanging Phalanx, A Connected Phalanx Can Hang (1 of 2), After 13...Rfd8 14.Rad1
Hanging Phalanx,
A Connected Phalanx Can Hang,
(1 of 2), After 13...Rfd8 14.Rad1
After 13...Rfd8 14.Rad1, both sides bring a Rook to the d-file: Black's King Rook (13...Rf8-d8) moves into Battery formation, behind its Queen; White's Queen Rook (14.Ra1-d1) increases the number of White units defending White's d4-Pawn.
Point Count Chess - IE - Diagram 85 - Hanging Phalanx, A Connected Phalanx Can Hang (1 of 2), After 14...Ne5 15.Qxd7 Nxf3+
Hanging Phalanx,
A Connected Phalanx Can Hang,
(1 of 2), After 14...Ne5 to 15...Nxf3+
After 14...Ne5 15.Qxd7 Nxf3+, Black launches the move that will weaken White's Kingside Pawn structure and also leave White with what H&M-S consider a connected, Hanging Phalanx.

Black permits White to enter into the Queen exchange (15.Qa4xd5), by uncovering his Queen (14...Nc6-d5), so Black's Queen Knight can play for an exchange of Knights, on f3 (15...Nd5xf3+) ...

The Black Knight's capture on f3 Forks both White's King (Kg1) and the beleaguered d4-Pawn. It appears White's g-Pawn will be forced to capture Black's Nf3 (that's what happens), but it will leave White with Doubled Pawns on the g-file.

Point Count Chess - IE - Diagram 85 - Hanging Phalanx, A Connected Phalanx Can Hang (1 of 2), After 16.gxf3 Rxd7
Hanging Phalanx,
A Connected Phalanx Can Hang,
(1 of 2), After 16.gxf3 Rxd7
After 16.gxf3 Rxd7, H&M-S consider White's Center Pawns to be a Hanging Phalanx, even though they're connected by White's f3-Pawn.

The aftermath of Black's Knight attack sees White's g-Pawn complete the Knight exchange (16.g2xf3), but at the expense of becoming Doubled on the f-file.

Black's Rook finally completes the Queen exchange (16...Rd8xd7), having delayed this capture in order to pursue the Knight exchange, which has left White with a Hanging Phalanx (d4 & e4) and Doubled Pawns (f2 & f3).

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The Result of how a Connected Phalanx Can Hang (1 of 2)...

2. In addition to his Hanging Phalanx, White incurs other key weaknesses that contribute to Black's victory

Point Count Chess - IE - Diagram 81 - (RESULT) Hanging Phalanx, A Connected Phalanx Can Hang (1 of 2), After 16.gxf3 Rxd7
(RESULT) Hanging Phalanx,
A Connected Phalanx Can Hang,
(1 of 2), After 16.gxf3 Rxd7
After 16.gxf3 Rxd7, White not only has a Hanging Phalanx (d4- & e4-Pawns), he has also incurred the following weaknesses:

3. How Black capitalizes on White's Hanging Phalanx and other assorted Weaknesses

Point Count Chess - IE - Diagram 81 - (RESULT) Hanging Phalanx, A Connected Phalanx Can Hang (1 of 2), After 17.Rd3 to 19...Rdc7
(RESULT) Hanging Phalanx,
A Connected Phalanx Can Hang,
(1 of 2), After 17.Rd3 to 19...Rdc7
After 17.Rd3 to 19...Rdc7, White arranges his Rooks into a Battery formation, on the d-file (17.Rd1-d3 » 18.Rf1-d1 » 19.Rd1-d2), to try and defend White's beleaguered d4-Pawn.

Black's focus is on weakening the support White can give to both his d4-Pawn (in the Hanging Phalanx) and the Isolated a-Pawn. To do this, he arranges his own Rooks into Battery formation (17...Ra8-c8 » 18...Rc8-c2 » 19...Rd7-c7), but on the adjacent c-file ...

Black's rearguard Rook (Rc7) supports the Rook on the 7th Rank (Rc2), as it applies lateral pressure to White's dark-Bishop and Rd2, both of which are either directly (Bb2) or indirectly (Rd2, via the Battery) giving support to White's d4-Pawn.

Point Count Chess - IE - Diagram 81 - (RESULT) Hanging Phalanx, A Connected Phalanx Can Hang (1 of 2), After 20.a3 Bh6
(RESULT) Hanging Phalanx,
A Connected Phalanx Can Hang,
(1 of 2), After 20.a3 Bh6
After 20.a3 Bh6, White advances his Isolated a-Pawn (20.a2-a3), and Black then switches focus from White's d4-Pawn, to applying more pressure against White's Rd2, with his dark-Bishop (20...Bg7-h6). This forces White into exchanging Rooks ...
Point Count Chess - IE - Diagram 81 - (RESULT) Hanging Phalanx, A Connected Phalanx Can Hang (1 of 2), After 21.Rxc2 Rxc2
(RESULT) Hanging Phalanx,
A Connected Phalanx Can Hang,
(1 of 2), After 21.Rxc2 Rxc2
After 21.Rxc2 Rxc2, White's pressured Rd2 captures Black's Rook on the 7th Rank (21.Rd2xc2), with Black's remaining Rook completing the trade (21...Rc7xc2), so Black regains a Rook on the 7th Rank.
Point Count Chess - IE - Diagram 81 - (RESULT) Hanging Phalanx, A Connected Phalanx Can Hang (1 of 2), After 22.Bc3 to 24...Ke8
(RESULT) Hanging Phalanx,
A Connected Phalanx Can Hang,
(1 of 2), After 22.Bc3 to 24...Ke8
After 22.Bc3 to 24...Ke8, White has moved his dark-Bishop (22.Bb2-c3 » 24.Bc3-b4) to where it can both receive support from White's Isolated a2-Pawn, and also give a bit of support to the a2-Pawn. White's King has sought refuge behind the f2-Pawn, on the second rank (23.Kg1-g2).

Blockading White's Doubled f-Pawns appears to be one reason for the move by Black's dark-Bishop (23...Bh6-f4), keeping them helpless and unable to attack their way out of their predicament.

Black has also begun to bring his King across toward the Queenside (22...Kg8-f8 » 24...Kf8-e8), where it will play a role in helping Black to take-out White's Isolated a-Pawn and force through a Passed Pawn.

Point Count Chess - IE - Diagram 81 - (RESULT) Hanging Phalanx, A Connected Phalanx Can Hang (1 of 2), After 25.Rc3 Rxc3 26.Bxc3
(RESULT) Hanging Phalanx,
A Connected Phalanx Can Hang,
(1 of 2), After 25.Rc3 Rxc3 26.Bxc3
After 25.Rc3 Rxc3 26.Bxc3, White accepts the need to get rid of the threat from Black's last Rook, and so decides to push his Rook into the Rook exchange (25.Rd3-c3 Rc2xc3), which is completed by White's dark-Bishop (26.Bb4xc3).

The exchange of both Rooks has helped Simplify the position, in Black's favor, with his King now able to continue his journey to the Queenside, to help force through a Passed Pawn, against White's Isolated a-Pawn.
Point Count Chess - IE - Diagram 81 - (RESULT) Hanging Phalanx, A Connected Phalanx Can Hang (1 of 2), After 26...Kd7 » 27...Kc6
(RESULT) Hanging Phalanx,
A Connected Phalanx Can Hang,
(1 of 2), After 26...Kd7 » 27...Kc6
After 26...Kd7 » 27...Kc6, Black's King moves Queenside (26...Ke8-d7 » 27...Kd7-c6), to a position where he can support the advance of Black's b-Pawn, which will come forward to attack White's Isolated a-Pawn.
Point Count Chess - IE - Diagram 81 - (RESULT) Hanging Phalanx, A Connected Phalanx Can Hang (1 of 2), After 28.a4 b5
(RESULT) Hanging Phalanx,
A Connected Phalanx Can Hang,
(1 of 2), After 28.a4 b5
After 28.a4 b5, White pre-empts the advance of Black's b-Pawn, and chooses to advance his Isolated a-Pawn (28.a3-a4) to meet Black's b-Pawn, when it comes forward (28...b7-b5).

Notice how Black's King prevents White's a-Pawn from capturing Black's b-Pawn; if it did, Black's a7-Pawn would instantly be converted to an Outside Passed Pawn, which would suit Black just fine!

White's Isolated a-Pawn cannot prevent Black from gaining an Outside Passed Pawn, no matter what. Therefore, its advance is merely to buy time for White to try and bring over his King, to try and prevent Black's Queenside Pawns from gaining Promotion, once one or both become Passed Pawn.

Point Count Chess - IE - Diagram 81 - (RESULT) Hanging Phalanx, A Connected Phalanx Can Hang (1 of 2), After 29.Kf1 to 33.Ba1
(RESULT) Hanging Phalanx,
A Connected Phalanx Can Hang,
(1 of 2), After 29.Kf1 to 33.Ba1
After 29.Kf1 to 33.Ba1, Black takes-out White's Isolated a-Pawn, to convert both a- & b-Pawns into Passed Pawn (29...b5xa4), and pushes his Advanced a-Pawn closer towards its Promotion square (31...a4-a3).

White brings his King across to the Queenside (29.Kg2-f1 » 30.Kf1-e2 » 31.Ke2-d3 » 32.Kd3-c2) so its within reach of capturing Black's a3-Pawn, before it can safely gain Promotion. And, just to make sure it doesn't, White's dark-Bishop comes down to Blockade it (33.Bc3-a1).

While White is bringing his King across to the Queenside, Black's King is also on the move again, as he comes down the board, into White's territory (30...Kc6-b5 » 32...Kb5-c4). Black surely claims the advantage of the Better King Position, right now.

4. White's Hanging Phalanx is dissolved, with Black forcing the exchange of both Center Pawns

Point Count Chess - IE - Diagram 81 - (RESULT) Hanging Phalanx, A Connected Phalanx Can Hang (1 of 2), After 33...f6 34.e5
(RESULT) Hanging Phalanx,
A Connected Phalanx Can Hang,
(1 of 2), After 33...f6 34.e5
After 33...f6 34.e5, White's Hanging Phalanx formation is dissolved, in response to the advance of Black's f-Pawn, towards White's e4-Pawn (33...f7-f6).

To counter the threat, White decides to break his e-Pawn out of the Hanging Phalanx formation (34.e4-e5), to form a more-defensive Chain structure (the Phalanx formation, is considered an offensive structure, albeit when it's not Hanging, I guess).
Point Count Chess - IE - Diagram 81 - (RESULT) Hanging Phalanx, A Connected Phalanx Can Hang (1 of 2), After 34...fxe5 35.dxe5
(RESULT) Hanging Phalanx,
A Connected Phalanx Can Hang,
(1 of 2), After 34...fxe5 35.dxe5
After 34...fxe5 35.dxe5, White's Advanced Chain crumbles, as Black's f-Pawn forces an exchange of Pawns, on e5 (34...f5xe4 35.d4xe5).
This appears to show what would have happened if White had tried to advance his e-Pawn, earlier; it probably explains why White's e-Pawn was considered to be Backward, despite not being under direct attack, like White's d4-Pawn had been at the time both White's d4- & e4-Pawns were considered to be a Hanging Phalanx.
Point Count Chess - IE - Diagram 81 - (RESULT) Hanging Phalanx, A Connected Phalanx Can Hang (1 of 2), After 35...Kd5 36.Kb3
(RESULT) Hanging Phalanx,
A Connected Phalanx Can Hang,
(1 of 2), After 35...Kd5 36.Kb3
After 35...Kd5 36.Kb3, both Kings move towards their enemy's vulnerable Pawns, as Black's King moves within strike range of White's e5-Pawn (35...Kc4-d5), and White's King moves within strike range of Black's Passed, but Isolated a3-Pawn (36.Kc2-b3).
Point Count Chess - IE - Diagram 81 - (RESULT) Hanging Phalanx, A Connected Phalanx Can Hang (1 of 2), After 36...Bxe5 37.Bxe5 Kxe5
(RESULT) Hanging Phalanx,
A Connected Phalanx Can Hang,
(1 of 2), After 36...Bxe5 37.Bxe5 Kxe5
After 36...Bxe5 37.Bxe5 Kxe5, White resigns, after Black forces the exchange of dark-Bishops, to also take-out White's e5-Pawn, in the process (36...Bf4xe5 37.Ba1xe5 Kd5xe5).

The move brings Black's King closer to White's Doubled f-Pawns. Black no longer needs the threat from his Isolated, Passed Pawns on the Queenside ...

Black's King can now quite easily take-out White's Doubled f-Pawns and Isolated h-Pawn, to convert his remaining Kingside Pawns into Passed Pawns. White's King will be powerless to prevent Black's King from escorting at least one of his Pawns down to gain Promotion to a Queen, and gain an easy victory. Thus, White resigns.


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Summary of how a Connected Phalanx Can Hang (1 of 2)...

  1. White incurs a connected, Hanging Phalanx (d4 & e4), from an opening where White begins by bringing out his c- & d-Pawns to their 4th Rank, in Phalanx formation (1.d2-d4 » 3.c2-c4), while his Black opens with a Barcza style of development (1...Ng8-f6 » 2...g7-g6 » 3...Bf8-g7), as he appears to be preparing for a quick Castle to the Kingside. Black then plays to force the exchange of White's c4-Pawn (4...d7-d5 5.c4xd5 Nf6xd5) and then Nc3 (6.e2-e4 Nd5xc3) to bust-up White's Queenside Pawn structure, with White's b-Pawn ending up replacing White's original d4-Pawn, as it completes the Knight exchange (7.b2xc3) and then the Pawn exchange on d4 (7...c7-c5 » 10...c5xd4 11.c3xd4). Following a bit more positional play, Black's Queen Knight is used to weaken White's Kingside Pawn structure, as it comes across to take-out White's King Knight, on f3 (14...Nc6-d5 » 15...Nd5xf3+), resulting in White's g-Pawn becoming Doubled on the f-file, as it completes the trade (16.g2xf3). It's during this move that H&M-S consider White's d4- & e4-Pawns to be a connected, Hanging Phalanx.

  2. In addition to his Hanging Phalanx, White incurs other key weaknesses that contribute to Black's victory: 2x Isolated Pawns (a2 & h2); Doubled Pawns (f2 & f3); and a Compromised King-side.

  3. Black capitalizes on White's Hanging Phalanx and other assorted Weaknesses. First, Black's focus is on weakening the support White can give to both his d4-Pawn (in the Hanging Phalanx) and the Isolated a-Pawn. To do this, Black forms his Rooks into a Battery formation on the c-file, and then forces the exchange of both White Rooks, which had themselves formed into a Battery on the d-file, to support White's beleaguered d4-Pawn. Black's dark-Bishop also comes down to f4, blockading White's Doubled f-Pawns, keeping them helpless and unable to attack their way out of their predicament. At the same time, Black begins to mobilize his King, bringing it across toward the Queenside, so it can help Black's b-Pawn to force itself through against White's Isolated a-Pawn, to become a Passed Pawn.

  4. White's Hanging Phalanx is dissolved, with Black forcing the exchange of both Center Pawns, following the advance of his f-Pawn (33...f7-f6). White tries to put up the best defence he can, by dissolving his Hanging Phalanx into an Advanced Chain formation (34.e4-e5), to meet the advance of Black's f-Pawn. White's Advanced Chain crumbles, as Black's f-Pawn forces an exchange of Pawns, on e5 (34...f5xe4 35.d4xe5). Finally, White resigns, after Black forces the exchange of dark-Bishops, to also take-out White's e5-Pawn, in the process (36...Bf4xe5 37.Ba1xe5 Kd5xe5).

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PGN

[Event "Vienna"]
[Site "Vienna"]
[Date "1923.??.??"]
[EventDate "?"]
[Round "?"]
[Result "0-1"]
[White "J Von Patay"]
[Black "Richard Reti"]
[ECO "D85"]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]
[PlyCount "74"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. c4 Bg7 4. Nc3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. e4 Nxc3 7. bxc3 c5 8. Bb5+ Bd7 9. Bxd7+ Qxd7 10. O-O cxd4 11. cxd4 Nc6 12. Bb2 O-O 13. Qa4 Rfd8 14. Rad1 Ne5 15. Qxd7 Nxf3+ 16. gxf3 Rxd7 {PCC p.116 No.81} 17. Rd3 Rc8 18. Rfd1 Rc2 19. R1d2 Rdc7 20. a3 Bh6 21. Rxc2 Rxc2 22. Bc3 Kf8 23. Kg2 Bf4 24. Bb4 Ke8 25. Rc3 Rxc3 26. Bxc3 Kd7 27. h3 Kc6 28. a4 b5 29. Kf1 bxa4 30. Ke2 Kb5 31. Kd3 a3 32. Kc2 Kc4 33. Ba1 f6 34. e5 fxe5 35. dxe5 Kd5 36. Kb3 Bxe5 37. Bxe5 Kxe5 0-1

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