MP-1195

  5.10.2. No passed pawns 1195. In endgames without passed pawns their distribution is of paramount importance. The stronger side has great winning chances when the pawns are on both wings because the “short-legged” knight is most often unable to deal with the “long-ranged” bishop. Typical example of the bishop’s superiority over the knight can […]

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MP-1194

  In positions with defended passed pawn, winning chances are very little. The weaker side can save itself even when it doesn’t manage to place its king in front of the enemy pawns. Such an example was seen in the ending of the game Bihovsky – Vladimirov, Gausdal, 1991.

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MP-1191

  In endgames with passed pawns on the same wing, winning chances are minimal, but they increase if the weaker side’s pawn structure contains weaknesses and if its knight is passive. For the theory of these endgames, crucial is the position analyzed by R. Fine back in 1941.

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MP-1190

  When the passed pawn is relatively close to the remaining pawns, it is much more  complicated to divert the enemy pieces and create a route toward the enemy pawns. Very complicated example happened in the ending of the 15th game of the Women World Championshiop match between Maia Chiburdanidze and nona Gaprindashvili (Picunda, 1978). […]

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MP-1189

  When the passed pawn is somewhat closer to the remaining pawns, the knight can make the win very difficult wit the help of blockade. Even so, the stronger side wins if it is possible to perform a diversion with the aim of breaking through among the enemy pawns. In such situations, the zugzwang often […]

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