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B-781

  When far advanced pawns are separated by at least two files, the stronger side will win provided its king can penetrate to the front of one pawn. Naturally, exceptions to this general rule are all positions with bishop and a wrong rook’s pawn.   ← Basic EndingsBasic Endings →

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B-779

  c ) Endings with Split Pawns In endings with split pawns prospects of winning are better and increase proportionally with the distance between the pawns. Generally, the weaker side draws only when pawns are separated by one file since then the king can simultaneously prevent the advance of both pawns. A typical position, analyzed […]

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B-775

  With c- and d-pawns (or e- and f-pawns) there is an important exception to the general rule. White can win only if his c- or f-pawn has not advanced on the fifth rank! White to play wins by taking advantage of the passive position of the black bishop.   ← Basic EndingsBasic Endings →

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B-767

  When connected pawns are not blocked, of crucial importance will be how far they have advanced, on which files they are located, as well as the relative position of bishop with respect to pawns. The fundamental strategic rules that must be observed by both the stronger and weaker side will be explained in the […]

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