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-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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