Emmanuel Lasker wrote at length about justice in his Common Sense book as it relates to chess. In the following 3 minute game played at ICC, Goriscamp had played passively but solidly with the white pieces. He bailed out to an ending where the pawn count was the same at 6 for both players. However Black had two pawn islands versus 3 for White in this ending that arose from the Dutch Defense where White places his Knight at h3.
Black had the initiative the entire middlegame, but could not crash through. White’s bailout move which led to the exchange of the last two minor pieces is what produced his untenable pawn configuration. As you can see Black will be able to create an outside passed pawn, but would prefer to do that only after White’s queenside pawns have been lured forward and made more vulnerable(one of Dan Heisman’s chess elements). After the White Monarch is pulled away from the queenside, Black’s King will ingest the White QS pawns leading to a leisurely win.
Black never got to do this as Goriscamp is one of those ICC players who just lets his time expire rather than resign like a principled human being should. This is the internet equivalent of of pouting and crying and actually makes the win that much more satisfying.
Indeed, the justice that Lasker wrote about prevailed in this game between weak players and I hope that he would have agreed with this. Finally, the Jim West chess blog has some instructive stuff on transforming middle game advantage to an endgame win. I wish James would fix the broken chess diagrams on his site. So much excellent analysis accumulated over such a long period of time wasting away at a site that hosts for free. He needs to monetize the site for an endless stream of passive income at a place like Ipage. Also please go over the game where West eviscerates a guy who played 2. g4 against the Dutch!
At the risk of overstating the valuable resource aka THE Jim West chess blog, please check it out as he plays as much as Jay Bonin at the Manhattan Chess Club and posts to his blog daily. This effort by a strong player, who chooses not to monetize his web site, provides a voluminous aggregation of instruction, chess happenings, and history.