Q-209

  That the stronger side faces major technical problems in realizing the advantage is confirmed by the ending of the game Sklovski-Serebriysky, Kharkov 1958. Although Black has a pawn only one step away from the promotion square, the road to victory is very long and requires superior precision.  ...


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Q-208

  In endings with passed pawns, pawn’s distance from the promotion square is crucial, provided defense against perpetual check is possible. As a rule, the win is relatively straightforward with a far advanced pawn on the center or c(f) file, very difficult with a far advanced pawn on the b(g) file, and most often impossible...


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Q-207

  Sometimes, due to the poor position of the opposing pieces, victory is also possible in a direct mating attack. A wonderful study on the topic of eliminating the stalemate defense was  compiled by D. Jozef in 1922. Although White has a ready “battery” with a killer discovered check, the win is not easy because...


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Q-205

  QUEEN AND PAWN AGAINST QUEEN AND PAWN Due to material balance, these endgames most often end in a draw, but there are many situations in which positional advantage (better position of pieces, more distant pawn) can be transformed into victory. The simplest case is with blocked pawns when by winning the pawn and exchanging...


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