B-624A

  We shall conclude this chapter by examining an unusual position with mutual zugzwang with the rook’s pawn on the fifth rank and the enemy king very far. The following study was composed by J. Nunn in 1995. Believe it or not, White to play cannot win since the black bishop occupies the best position....


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B-622

  In positions with a rook’s pawn and the wrong-cornered bishop, the easiest way for the weaker side to save the game is by getting into the “wrong” corner. But sometimes this clearly defined strategic idea cannot be executed in view of the awkwardly placed pieces. One such situation is shown in a study by...


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B-621

  In a similar position with dark-squared bishops, the weaker side cannot save the game by getting to the front of the pawn since the promotion square is of the same colour as the bishop’s. Salvation is then possible only if the black is king sufficiently near to be able to seize the vertical opposition...


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B-618

  Of positions with the b(g) -pawn, we shall first examine a study by Taniev (1986) . The pawn has already ensured getting within the winning zone but the threat of the penetration of the enemy king to the front of the pawn makes White’s task more difficult. If Black were to move he would...


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