Martinovic Videki

Martinović-Videki

  Very interesting opposite colour bishop endgame. At the end this game ended with the same position as the longest game in history of the World Championship matches.   Event: TCh-AUT 2018-19 Site: Austria AUT Date: 2018.11.15 White: Martinovic, Sasa WhiteElo: 2563 Black: Videki, Sandor BlackElo: 2400 Result: 1/2-1/2  

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B-867

  As a rule, in endings of opposite-coloured bishops, activity of pieces is crucial. When defending a weaker position one should not play passively but should rather maximally activate his pieces even at the price of material concessions. This important principle will be illustrated by the ending of the game Rabinovich – Romanovsky, Leningrad, 1934, […]

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B-865

  If in positions with an outside passed pawn the weaker side has a doubled pawn, its defensive possibilities will be vitally restricted. As its king is tied to defence of the pawn, it will not be able to efficaciously oppose penetration of the enemy king to the front of its pawns. In this respect […]

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B-864

  When the weaker side is unable to prevent creation of a second passed pawn, salvation may be possible only provided penetration of the enemy king to the front of the pawn can be prevented or if the pawns can deflect the enemy bishop from defence of one passed pawn. A beautiful example on the […]

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B-862

  c ) Endings with Equal Material but Great Positional Advantage As we have seen, simpler opposite-coloured bishop endings with equal material end, as a rule, in a draw since the reduced material essentially restricts the more aggressive options of the stronger side. However, in positions with a greater number of pawns, sometimes a huge […]

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B-861

  Occasionally a win is possible even with blocked passed pawns provided by a sacrifice of one pawn the unimpeded advance of the other passed pawn can be ensured. A curious case of a pawn breakthrough for the sake of depriving the enemy bishop of a vital square occurred in the game Inkiov – Haggstrom, […]

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