MP-1165

  In positions with only one distant passed pawn, the winning chances exist if the stronger side has the bishop and if its king is able to break through in front of the pawn. The weaker side can only draw with the exchange of material. The ending of the game Hjartarson – Kasparov, Solun Olympiad, […]

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MP-1162

  Less dangerous is the combination of knight and distant passed pawn because the bishop is, in  general, able to handle it. Problems arise only when the side with the bishop has pawns that are close to each other and insufficiently protected. A nice example of the superiority of the knight can be seen in […]

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MP-1161

  Winning chances significantly increase when the enemy king is outside of the square of the passed pawn. The position of the knight and the bishop’s capability to cover a lot of space decide the game. An example of superiority of the bishop over knight can be seen in a Troicky study from 1924.  

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