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  In positions with more pawns, the weaker side may draw only if it can obtain a sufficiently strong counter-play by attacking the enemy pawns or create an outside passed pawn. The stronger side’s strategy is again based on avoiding material reduction. We conclude this chapter with a very instructive ending from the game Nimcovich […]

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N-337

  The more active is the king of the weaker side the more easily draw is achieved with the help of the outside passed pawn since the stronger side cannot avoid a reduction of material. This situation is illustrated by the ending of the game Donner – Darga, Hengelo, 1968.  

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N-336

  As we have seen in the previous example, in order for an outside passed pawn to draw, the timely exchange of one of the pawns on the other side is decisive. This important conclusion is also borne out by the ending from the game Korenski – Suetin, Sochi, 1973.

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N-335

  In endings of the knight and two pawns against three pawns, the stronger side generally wins. The exceptions are only those positions where the weaker side has an outside passed pawn. We should note that in knight endings – same as in pawn endings – the passed pawn is the more valuable the farther […]

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N-334

  Converting advantage into victory is the most difficult when the enemy king threatens to penetrate amidst the pawns. However, also in the ending from the game A. Nunez – L. Valdes, Cuba, 1990, the materially stronger side can win by a systematic “encircling of space”.  

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N-333

  In the ending Schulz – Koltanowski (Paris, 1924.) , Black to play wins similarly despite having difficulty creating a passed pawn. Again decides the skilful deflection of the enemy king from own pawn in such a way that the king cannot jeorpadize the black pawns!  

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N-332

  3.3.4. Knight and Two or Three Pawns versus More Pawns Among the more complex knight endings of special theoretical interest are some typical positions where knight and two or three pawns take on more pawns. The greater the number of pawns, the easier is, as a rule, for the stronger side to win. However, […]

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