B-679

  c) Endings without Passed Pawns In endings without passed pawns the winning prospects of the stronger side are minimal. Given the approximately equal king position, when the stronger side has no access to the enemy pawn and cannot capture it, the only remaining option is to exchange one pawn in order to transpose into...


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  The only exception in these positions is the position with a protected passed pawn on the c (f) -file. Black draws since he has three available squares on the shorter defensive a2-c4 diagonal, whilst White cannot win by attack from behind since his bishop cannot reach the end of the attacking diagonal i.e. the...


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  White also wins in a similar position with a protected passed b-pawn since Black has only two squares on the shorter defensive a3-b4 diagonal – just as on the f8-d6 diagonal. White to move again wins by driving away the enemy bishop from the longer defensive diagonal.  ...


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