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-13

  The following position with reverse colours was created in the game Steinitz – Neumann ( Baden-Baden, 1870 ) . White to move wins in the usual way – centralizing the rook for the purpose of driving the knight towards the edge of the board.   ← Basic EndingsBasic Endings →

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RMP-5

  When in a similar position the knight is on the “wrong” side i.e. in the corner of the board, Black cannot be saved. This has been proven by I. Moravec in the study published in 1913. It he was to move, White would immediately win with 1.Kf6 because Black would have to give away […]

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RMP-3

  Equally successful can the Black’s defence be with the king on the c- or f-file, even if the knight is on the “wrong” side, i.e. closer to the corner. White to move cannot win because the passive knight still has enough space to make manoeuvres and save his “life”.   ← Basic EndingsBasic Endings […]

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RMP-2

  Although the king’s position along the edge is quite unfavourable, the weaker side may have successful defence in all cases except when the king and knight are positioned in the corner of the board. This statement will be proven in analysis of several characteristic situations. Let us first examine the simplest case with the […]

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RMP-1

  2. Rook versus Minor Piece Rook vesrus Minor Piece Endings are of great theoretical value. Although this is nominally big advantage, the result is often determined by existance and quality of stronger side’s pawns. First we will examine endings of rook versus knight and then rook versus bishop. 2.1. Rook against Knight Altgough a […]

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