MP-1149

  5.7.3. No passed pawns 1149. In endgames without passed pawns, the weaker side, in general, draws very easily if its king is next to the pawn. Considering that all events happen on one wing, inferiority of the knight is not felt. On the contrast, the bishop is a “problematic” piece because he is unable […]

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MP-1146

  When the weaker side’s king is already in the “wrong” corner, in front of the enemy edge pawn, in order to achieve draw it is sufficient to sacrifice the knight for the pawn. In the game Zarcula – Lechtynsky, Timisoara, 1983, we can see how this sacrifice can be prevented by complex maneuvers.  

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MP-1145

  In a similar position with a more active knight, the weaker side can put up a very tenacious resistance, but can’t save itself nevertheless. The winning plan consists of suppression of the enemy knight, carrying out b4-b3 and diverting the enemy king from the “wrong” corner in order to prevent the sacrifice of the […]

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MP-1144

  In positions with “wrong” bishop the weaker side can save the draw only when the possibility of sacrificing the knight and placing the king in the “wrong” corner exists. The stronger side is able to deal with this defence if it is possible to “stalemate” the knight we will see in the following position, […]

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