B-808

  By approximately equal piece activity, positions with one passed pawn or without a passed pawn end in an easy draw. The exceptions to this general rule may appear only in extremely passive positions where it is possible to gain material or even execute a mating attack. An instructive mistake occurred in a Horwitz study...


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B-805

  Also in endings with two split passed pawns against one passed pawn, a similar rule applies: a win is possible provided the bishop can block the enemy pawn whilst simultaneously protecting one of its pawns and the king can get to the front of the pawns. A typical case is shown in the ending...


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B-804

  In the battle against two connected pawns the weaker side can save the game only provided it can in time bring the bishop on the defensive diagonal in front of the enemy pawns or when the advance of the pawns can be prevented by a blockade. This case is shown in a very interesting...


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B-803

  With the king in front of the connected rim pawns the position is won even when the weaker side controls the farther pawn with the bishop and the backward pawn with the king. Naturally, on condition that after the capture of the enemy bishop the remaining pawn be preserved....


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B-802

  If unblocked connected pawns have advanced far, the stronger side wins easily even when its bishop is temporarily out of play due to holding the enemy passed pawn. The winning strategy will be explained in the ending which occurred in the game Rodatz – Kranki, Germany, 1936.  ...


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