MP-877A

  In general, in positions with the central pawn on the 7th rank, the position of the king on the “shorter” side is unfavorable for the weaker side, since White can prevent it from approaching the pawn and prepare the removal of the bishop from the diagonal at the same time. V. Kosek’s study is...


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MP-877B

  In general, in positions with the central pawn on the 7th rank, the position of the king on the “shorter” side is unfavorable for the weaker side, since White can prevent it from approaching the pawn and prepare the removal of the bishop from the diagonal at the same time. V. Kosek’s study is...


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MP-908

  In endgames where the pawn is blockaded early, chances for victory exist only when the weaker side’s king is very far away. Quite often the outcome depends on a single tempo. One example is the end of the game between Vescovi and Playa (World Junior Championship 1992.). White can’t save himself on the move...


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MP-907B

  B) With the black king on f1 (g1 or h1 are even more unfavorable), White wins on the move because Black doesn’t manage to attack the pawn in time. White ensures the advance of the pawn by cutting the diagonal off with the move Nb6 and transposing to the position from  diagram 903.  ...


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