N-462

  The ending of the game Matulovic-Malich, Lugano Olympiad, 1968, demonstrates that in similar positions the outcome of the game depends on nuances and, above all, better king position. The pawn structure is almost the same as in example 460, with the difference that here White is not fighting to draw but to win! The […]

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N-461

  If the king cannot break through amidst the enemy pawns and so utilize the considerable positional advantage afforded by the outside passed pawn, the win is not possible. A typical example is shown in the ending of the game Lasker – Nimcovich, Zurich, 1934, which is erroneously assessed by the great R. Fine.

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N-460

  As a general rule, when the exchanges cannot be prevented by the blockade of the enemy pawns, a win is possible only if by the quick action the enemy pieces can be pushed back and the reduction of material prevented. The winning plan consists in deflecting the enemy pieces by the outside passed pawn […]

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N-459

  A somewhat more complicated win by preventing the reduction of material is illustrated by the ending of the game Mikenas – Zagorjanski, USSR, 1946. Although Black is already threatening to exchange one pawn, his main threat is to penetrate with his king via f5 and g4 in order to eliminate the kingside pawns. White […]

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N-458

  In positions with an outside passed pawn a win is possible given the more active piece-position provided that the reduction of material can be prevented. The simplest case when the exchange of the pawns can be prevented by blockade is shown in the ending of the game Chigorin – Marshall, Karlovy Vary, 1907.  

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N-457

  3.10. Knight and Three Pawns vs. Knight and Three Pawns Endings of three pawns each on the same wing are generally drawn. The possible exceptions occur only when one of the kings is very badly placed since then mating motifs might appear. One of those exceptional positions is illustrated by the following study by […]

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