Kopac 1966

Kopac 1966.

  It’s time for the February Theme of the Month. This month we will look at minor piece endgames with passed pawns. There are several techniques, strategies, motifs and even some beautiful combinations employed to exploit the power of the passed pawn. Some of them will occur in your tournament practice for sure. The first […]

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Giambattista Lolli Osservazioni

Giambattista Lolli

  Giambattista Lolli (full name: Giovanni Battista Lolli) was Italian chess player, one of the best players and theoreticians of the 18th century. Several opening lines, as well as endgame positions, bear his name. Born in Nonantola, 1698. he belonged to Modenese school of chess, together with Domenico Ponziani and Ercole del Rio. The three […]

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Selman 1941

Selman, 1941.

  Our theme of the month for November is Knight versus Pawn. These seemingly simple endings can hide amazing knight maneuvers. Although there are positions where the knight and king can checkmate the enemy king locked-in at the corner of the board, usually a knight has to stop the pawn and save the draw. The […]

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