B-839

  In positions without a passed pawn the most likely outcome is draw. However, if pawns have advanced far and there is a possibility of breakthrough by a pawn sacrifice, the weaker side will have to demonstrate impeccable technique to avoid defeat. In this respect is very instructive a study by J. Timman published in...


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B-838

  Creating a second passed pawn may result in a win in positions with connected pawns as well provided the pawns have advanced far so adequate defence cannot be organized in time. An instructive case is shown in the ending of the game Lechtynsky – Kovalev, Kecskemet, 1989, which is erroneously evaluated by Encyclopaedia...


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B-837

  In endings with only one passed pawn, given the approximately equal king activity, a win is possible, as a rule, only if a second passed pawn can be created. The most frequent motifs in positions with rim pawns are closing off entry to the enemy king to the front of its pawns and transition...


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B-836

  When the pawns of the weaker side have advanced far, in a similar position the bishop can de-block the enemy pawn in order to enable the breakthrough of one of his passed pawns to the promotion square. In the ending of the game Portisch – Besser, Halle, 1967, White finished off the game in...


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B-835

  When the blocked pawn of the weaker side is on the opposite wing, there is a real danger of the bishop deflection with a saving reduction of material. The critical position is shown in the ending of the game Jakovich – Ernst, Gausdal, 1991, which is erroneously evaluated by Encyclopaedia.  ...


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B-834

  The stronger side wins easily with two split passed pawns even when the weaker side has a passed pawn provided two basic conditions have been fulfilled: a ) the enemy passed pawn has been blocked sufficiently early and b ) the king is able to penetrate to the front of its pawns. A typical...


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