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RMP-212A

  Even though it is impossible to drive the black king towards the edge of the board in Rook versus Bishop Endgames, we shall in detail examine the strategy of the battle with the king “driven” to the edge. Namely, in Rook and Pawn versus Bishop endgames, the win could often be achieved only by […]

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RMP-211

  After introductory instructions in examples 189 and 190 it is easy to understand the attacker’s strategy and the plan of defence in some general position. Although the black king is not endangered in the opposite corner, it is important to know that the rook is not able to break through the bishop’s defence and […]

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RMP-210

  If you asked yourself why the black king has to go to the square of the bishop’s opposite colour, here is the answer: in the bishop’s corner, stalemate defence fails and Black loses! Look how to plan the mating attack in such a case! White to move wins. The first phase is to bring […]

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RMP-209

  8.2. Rook against Bishop Due to his better flexibility, the long-ranged bishop can often resist the rook better than the “short-legged” knight. Not only that it can relatively easily protect the king from mating attack, but is also generally quite elusive even when distant from his king. Its advantages are best best seen when […]

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