B-694

  In a similar position, sometimes a reduction of material cannot save the weaker side even if it is attacking the remaining pawn by both the king and bishop. This rare case occurred in the game of the former world champion Max Euwe and the first ladies’ world champion- the legendary Vera Menchik, Hastings, 1930. […]

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B-708

  Placing pawns on squares of the opposite colour of the bishop enables very good control of space as well as creating a nearly impenetrable barrier to the enemy king. An example of excellent bishop-pawn co-operation is shown in the ending of the consultation game Alekhine – Levenstein/Grossman, played in a simultaneous display in New...


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B-704

  Generally, pawns fixed on squares of the same colour as the bishop constitute an important weakness, which is especially evident in endings with split pawns since there the opponent may be brought into zugzwang by simultaneously exerting pressure on two weak points. A superb example on the theme is the ending of the game...


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