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RMP-280

  Rook against Bishop and Two Pawns Bishop and Two Pawns are in endgame usually much stronger than a rook. Evaluation of the position mostly depends on pawn structure, distance to promotion square and piece activity. We will divide these endgames accordingly: with connected pawns, with isolated (disconnected)  pawns, with doubled pawns. a ) Endings […]

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Georgiev-Beliavsky

  Event: “27th TCh-CRO Div 1a 2018” White: “Georgiev, Kiril” WhiteElo: “2590” Black: “Beliavsky, Alexander G” BlackElo: “2540” Result: “0-1” It is clear at first glance that White is close to a draw. The most important question which White should ask himself is how he needs to set up his pieces. The pawns are on […]

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RMP-9

  As we saw, knight position on g7 (b7) is very clumsy as it’s mobility is substantially reduced. It fails to give his king necessary protection. This position has already been analysed in 12th century by Arab players. Black must separate his pieces and the subtle hunting of the knight begins. That knowledge is basic […]

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RMP-570

  Now that we have examined all methods of defense, let us see positions where White has realized his strategic maximum – the black king driven to the eighth rank; and the reached opposition indicating a mating attack. We shall see the Philidor’s position where the kings occupy the central file, which was researched by […]

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RMP-569

  Defence along the seventh rank was discovered by a Polish grandmaster, W. Schmidt, and is based on the «hedgehog» set up on the seventh rank and a stalemate motif. Black to move draws not allowing the opponent to invade the seventh rank with his rook, and thus «pin» it to the edge of the […]

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