B-762

  In positions with approximately symmetric pawn structure, in addition to the fixed enemy pawns, also zugzwang with the subsequent penetration of the king to the enemy rear will be crucial for the outcome of the game. This is also borne out by the ending of the game Smyslov – Keres, Moscow, 1951.  

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B-761

  In approximately symmetric positions with fixed weak pawns on one wing, a win is only possible if the king can penetrate to the rear of the enemy pawns or the opponent can be brought into zugzwang having to either spoil his pawn structure or allow his pieces to become completely passive. An instructive way […]

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B-759

  In positions with fixed weak pawns on one wing, the breakthrough of the king to the opposite side will be crucial for the outcome of the game. This is also borne out by the ending of the game Maroczy – Mieses, Monte Carlo, 1903, which is erroneously evaluated by R. Fine.  

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B-758

  Among positions with equal material the most complex as well as the most unpredictable are those with flexible, mobile pawn structure. Given the approximately even piece activity, positions without pawn weaknesses generally end in a draw. In endings with pawns on both wings we need to distinguish between two basic types of positions: with […]

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