Friday, 14 March 2008

A Study by Steiner

It was indeed a fortunate thing that Lajos Steiner emigrated to Australia just before the outbreak of World War II. Fortunate for Australia, in that a player of his strength assisted the development of chess in this country, and fortunate to him, in that he escaped the tragic fate that befell his father and brother.
While Steiner was noted for his play, he also composed the odd study, one of which is presented here. White to play and win, and if you need a clue to what is likely to happen, it was titled "The Running Pawns".

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