N-392

  Due to the peculiarity of the knight’s leap, salvation is occasionally possible even in the seemingly hopeless situations. The following two examples show two typical cases where perpetual check plays the decisive role. The point of a study by Seleznev, 1919, is based on the idea we already saw in example 272. White to […]

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N-390

  A similar case of a forced win where through zugzwang the enemy king is being guided to the lethal “geometry” for the sake of the double attack with the resulting deflection of the knight from the promotion square, is shown in a study by V. Halberstadt, published in 1949.  

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N-389

  Although the black king is nearer to the dangerous passed f-pawn, Black to play loses! The reason is that the black king cannot approach the pawn without the enemy knight gaining a decisive tempo for the queening of the pawn. As a consequence, White has a free hand to begin preparing the attack on […]

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N-388

  A study by S. Kaminer, published in 1925, illustrates the same idea albeit its execution is more complex. White to play wins. He can bring Black into zugzwang by forcing his king to an unfavourable square, and then execute the winning double attack deflecting the enemy knight from the promotion square.  

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N-387

  The superior side can sometimes ensure the queening of the pawn even without the aid of the king. A relatively simple case where decides the deflection of the knight since Black´s king cannot avoid being guided to an unfavourable square, is shown in a study by H. Rinck, 1915.  

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N-386

  The superior side has some winning chances only provided it has a far-advanced rook’s passed pawn in view of the knight’s helplessness in coping with rook’s pawns. This vital feature typical of these endings came to the fore in the game Vilela – Augustin, Prague, 1980.  

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