In similar positions with a pawn on the seventh rank, the task of the weaker side is much more difficult since the bishop lacks the necessary five squares on the shorter defensive diagonal, so it cannot alone prevent the promotion of the pawn into the queen. If the black king is too far away […]

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  In positions with a central pawn on the sixth rank, the winning motif does not consist only in “stalemating” the enemy king, but also in superiority of the centralized knight over the bishop. When the black king is far, the bishop can sometimes be shut out from play by bringing the knight into the […]

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