RMP-262A

  From the positions with the edge pawn and the rook in front of it, the following study (Isenegger 1950) attracts attention. The assessment of the position depends on who is on the move. Black to move draws easily, hiding the bishop in the “shadow” of his or the opponent’s king, so that white cannot […]

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RMP-258

  Next we will consider positions with a cut off king in which the rook occupies an unfavorable position in front of the pawn. Considering that in the endgames with a pawn which has not far advanced and a rook behind the pawn, the easiest way for White to win is just to switch the […]

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