N-380

  It is important to note that the weaker side may hold the position if it manages to set up the “right” defence before one of the doubled g-file pawns reaches the fourth rank! In this regard very instructive is the following position from the previously mentioned game Matulovic – Ujtumen, Palma de Mallorca, 1970....


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N-379

  In a similar position with the doubled g-file pawns, a straightforward forced win is possible since due to the proximity of the rim the knight’s defensive capability is reduced – i.e. there are no right-flank checks any more. The following position is from the game Matulovic – Ujtumen, Interzonal, Palma de Mallorca, 1970.  ...


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N-378

  3.5.3. Doubled Pawns Doubled pawns are, as a rule, weak, allowing the weaker side to defend successfully in most cases. Above all, when king is sufficiently near! However, the way to salvation is by no means easy due to the many “reefs” lurking underneath the surface. Therefore, a top-level defence must be demonstrated. The...


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N-374

  3.5.2. Isolated Pawns On account of knight being “short-legged”, the superior side wins the more easily the more separated are isolated pawns. When the pawns are separated by only one file, the weaker side may put up strong resistance which can be overpowered only by technically superb play. The problems facing the superior side...


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