MP-877A

  In general, in positions with the central pawn on the 7th rank, the position of the king on the “shorter” side is unfavorable for the weaker side, since White can prevent it from approaching the pawn and prepare the removal of the bishop from the diagonal at the same time. V. Kosek’s study is...


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MP-877B

  In general, in positions with the central pawn on the 7th rank, the position of the king on the “shorter” side is unfavorable for the weaker side, since White can prevent it from approaching the pawn and prepare the removal of the bishop from the diagonal at the same time. V. Kosek’s study is...


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RMP-471

  In similar positions, Black has the prospect of a successful defense only when the bishop simultaneously supports his passed pawns and protects both key squares around the white passer, not allowing the opponent to advance. In this respect, the ending of the game Ceškovski-Alburt (Minsk 1976) is very instructive....


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MP-1067

  In a similar situation, the weaker side can successfully defend against a passed pawn on the fifth rank, provided that he can respond to an attempt to penetrate the king in front of the passed pawn with a quick counterattack on the second pawn. The next position occurred in the game Averbakh-Zhukhovitsky (USSR 1946)....


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R-406

  In case of the passive white rook, mate motifs are not the only source from which Black draws hidden saving possibilities. Perpetual check motifs combined with tying the enemy rook to defend the pawns appear much more often in tournament practice. This happens in situations where the white rook is awkwardly placed in front...


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R-299

  When the black king is for another file away from the pawn, then in a similar position, White can win by Lucena’s recipe if his rook is at least on the third rank. The next position is a mirror image of the situation, which could have arisen in the ending of the game Botvinnik-Najdorf...


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R-151

  When the farthest advanced pawn is only in the sixth rank, then the rook usually wins, even when occupying a less favorable position behind the back of the pawns. A big mistake is hidden in the study of I. Majzelis from 1950, which was “faithfully transmitted” by Y. Averbakh in his “Chess Endings” and...


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RMP-630

  The most resistant is the setup with the f7-h5 pawn wall and the e6 pawn, which closes the way for the bishop towards the weak f7 pawn. It is interesting that neither in the tournament practice, nor in the analysis of the games, the exact path to victory has been recorded yet. The next...


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