B-797

  The three split pawns generally win very easily. However, if two pawns can be blocked and a third is by the rim of the chess-board whilst the king lacks sufficient manoeuvring space, unexpected salvation may be possible. One such situation is shown in a study by V. Chekhover (1950).  

Continue Reading

B-794

  For the weaker side the most unfavourable are those positions where pawns are not blocked along the same diagonal since this restricts the activity of the bishop. In positions with the farther advanced middle pawn, the stronger side wins if it has sufficient manoeuvring room to penetrate to one of the key squares in […]

Continue Reading

B-791

  4.5.3. Bishop and Three Pawns versus Bishop In endings of opposite-coloured bishops even advantage of three pawns will not always guarantee a sure win. If pawns are not blocked, the stronger side, as a rule, wins easily. However, in positions with blocked pawns there are some prospects of salvation- especially when the king cannot […]

Continue Reading