Q-361

  The chances of the weaker side to save the game increase as the distance between pawns  decreases, especially in situations where the stronger side has an edge pawn. Of particular importance is the following position, which has already occurred several times in tournament practice, and interestingly, it was found in N. Grigoriev’s unpublished manuscripts...


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Q-359

  c) Passed Pawns In endings with passed pawns, the superiority of the queen over the rook is usually such that victory is a matter of mere technique. But, as always, there are plenty of exceptions, especially when the weaker side pawn is near the promotion square. We see one such case in the following...


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Q-355

  With pawn on the g-file, Black has less maneuvering space and loses quickly when White has an f-pawn. Victory is achieved by Salvioli’s “recipe” – the queen sacrifice for a rook with a transition to the pawn ending. However, when White has an edge pawn and the rook occupies a defended square on the...


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