A true “Reti-like” study on the theme of the pawn defence from the rear was composed by the Russian Skril in 1979. At first sight it might appear that is impossible for White to win since the knight defends the pawn from the unfavourable front side and in addition to this the white king […]

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  3. Knight and Pawn (s) vs. Pawn (s) When the stronger side in addition to the knight also has one or more pawns, the win against one or more pawns is usually quite simple. However, there are many exceptional cases where the weaker side may avoid defeat in a study-like manner. Considering the essentially […]

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