MP-1187

  With connected passed pawns, defensive chances are greater even when they are both fixed on the squares of the bishop’s colour. The ending of the game Ljiskov – Bejlin, Moscow, 1949, demonstrates the significance of the active defence, forcing the saving exchanges.

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MP-1186

  If the edge pawn is weakened and fixed on the square of the bishop’s colour in similar positions, the weaker side has big drawing chances – especially if its king is active and can provoke the advance of the f-pawn. Such an example happened in the ending of the game Psakhis – Savon, USSR […]

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MP-1184

  When the weaker side’s pawns are fixed on the squares of the bishop’s colour and exposed to an attack, the stronger side is, in general, easily winning. Very nice win can be seen in the ending of the game Krum Georgives – Kyriakides, Novi Sad Olympiad, 1990.  

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MP-1183

  When all pawns are on the same wing, the weaker side is easily drawing if its pawns are not weak and/or fixed on the squares of the bishop’s colour. With “healthy” pawns and more active king, the draw is pretty straightforward.  Such an example happened in the game Hübner – Petrosian, Wijk aan Zee, […]

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MP-1182

  When in similar position the stronger side’s king is next to the semi-passed pawn and is able to create a passed pawn, the winning chances are very big. The only remaining thing to do is to prevent exchanges. An instructive example of the conversion of that type of advantage can be seen in the […]

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MP-1181

  When the distance between the pawns is less and they are all within the radius of the knight jump, the danger of the counterattack, with the reduction of the material, is significantly lower. For victory, it is crucial whether the stronger side’s king can support the semi-passed pawn and create a “real” passed pawn […]

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MP-1180

  5.9.2. No passed pawns In endgames without passed pawns, winning chances are much lower, even with the pawns on both wings. Namely, victory is, in general, only possible by winning one of the enemy pawns or by creating a passed pawn after the exchange of the semi-passed pawn –  considering that this transposes to […]

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