N-433

  The force of outside rook’s passed pawn is also illustrated in a study of the brothers V and M. Platov, published in 1924. This position deserves additional attention because the a-pawn does not need the assistance of the king in order to win due to a tactical motif which exploits the knight’s proverbial helplessness...


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N-430

  3.8.2. Passed Pawns In positions with a passed pawn the prospects of winning are realistic – especially if knight is capable of simultaneously supporting own whilst blocking the enemy pawn. Positional advantage is reflected through three fundamental elements: an outside passed pawn, the blockade of the enemy pawn, the better king position. However, if...


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N-429

  When defending these positions of crucial importance is whether the weaker side can attack one of the insufficiently protected pawns thus forcing the opponent to retreat. In the game Vasjukov – Timoschenko, Volgodonsk, 1981, Black could have saved the game although the “Encyclopaedia” assesses the position as won!  ...


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