Edouard Akobian

Edouard-Akobian

  I was very impressed by how well Black played this queen endgame. Event: St Louis Spring A Site: Saint Louis USA Date: 2018.03.08 White: Edouard, Romain WhiteElo: 2612 Black: Akobian, Varuzhan BlackElo: 2640 Result: 0-1   Key moments in the game:                    

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Q-272

  When both sides have passed pawns, the result depends primarily on the distance of those pawns from the promotion squares, but also on the position of the kings. If the opposing king can help the queen fight against the passed pawn, the salvation is usually in perpetual check or repetition of the position. We […]

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Q-271

  When the king of the weaker side is not near his pawns, then the chances of salvation are really minimal. Victory is usually achieved by conquering the poorly defended pawns or by creating an outside passed pawn. Problems with realization only occur when the weaker side threatens with perpetual check or favorable material reduction. […]

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Q-269

  When the king is safely sheltered and not threatened with perpetual check, the position with an edge pawn is most easily won if the queen conquers the squares in front of the pawn. In the next position, the black queen has already taken the ideal position in front of the passed pawn, protecting the […]

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Q-268

  The slightest chance of winning is with an edge pawn if it is not far advanced. Namely, then it is almost impossible to avoid perpetual check, especially if the weakened pawn structure does not provide the king with sufficient protection. We see such a case in the ending of the game Alekhine-Reshewsky, The Netherlands, […]

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