MP-1067

  In a similar situation, the weaker side can successfully defend against a passed pawn on the fifth rank, provided that he can respond to an attempt to penetrate the king in front of the passed pawn with a quick counterattack on the second pawn. The next position occurred in the game Averbakh-Zhukhovitsky (USSR 1946)....


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MP-1105

  A general conclusion is that the weaker side has to avoid placing the pawns on the squares of the bishop’s colour. This drastically reduces the bishop’s activity and provides the stronger side with ample opportunities to win the material without allowing any counter-play. In this regard, very instructive is the ending of the game...


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MP-1103

  In general,. with the pawn blockaded on the square of the bishop’s colour, the weaker side is constantly in danger. Only with very precise play can it reach salvation. Sometimes this includes the unexpected defence from the rear. Such situation happened in the ending of the game Parma – Gligorić, Bled, 1961.  ...


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MP-1101

  The stronger side can win against the fixed edge pawn on the sixth rank only in rare exceptions, when it has two extra tempi due to the backward neighbouring pawn. Robert Hübner proved this in the Encyclopedia with his excellent analysis of the game Zubova – Stupina, SSSR, 1978.  ...


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