Q-456

  The weaker side can avoid defeat even with a pawn two steps away from the promotion square if these conditions are met: that the queen cannot control the square in front of the pawn and that the white king is too far away to help her. A typical position of this type with an...


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Q-449

  The most important trait of a bishop – long range – comes to full expression already in the endings with a far advanced pawn as the bishop can protect it from a “decent” distance. The threat of promotion with the pawn the seventh rank is most easily eliminated by dragging the queen in front...


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