RMP-471

  In similar positions, Black has the prospect of a successful defense only when the bishop simultaneously supports his passed pawns and protects both key squares around the white passer, not allowing the opponent to advance. In this respect, the ending of the game Ceškovski-Alburt (Minsk 1976) is very instructive....


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RMP-472

  When both sides have two passed pawns, then it is crucial how far they are from the promotion squares and whether they have the king’s support. Of course, connected pawns are much stronger than isolated. When the black pawns do not have their king’s support, and the white king can block them, then the...


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RMP-470

  In similar positions, a victory is always possible if placing a rook behind the opponent’s passed pawn, White can prevent its advance and at the same time provide support to his own passed pawn. We see one such example in the ending of the game Voronkov-Ignatiev, USSR 1958.  ...


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RMP-467

  When White has a passive rook and can’t create passed pawn, he sometimes can’t win even though he can throw the king in front of the opponent’s passed pawn. We see such a case in the following position, which occurred with reversed colors in the game Kornejev-Spraggett, Dos Hermanas 2001.  ...


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RMP-466

  Black easily draws also with the strong king’s support for his far advanced passed pawn, provided that White cannot be placed in front of him, nor quickly create a passed pawn on the other wing. In this respect, the ending of the game Šahović-Marić, Yugoslavia 1970, is instructive.  ...


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