RMP-12

  Rook versus separated knight In previous positions we already encountered this case and noticed it requires subtle maneuvering to take the full point. Important is to use zugzwang and mating threats to push away opponent’s knight into a deadly trapp or luring it into a double attack. White pieces are always centralized. We will...


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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-8

  As an effective “proof” how awkward is placement of black king in the corner we will see next study of V. Kovačević from 2004. Black cannot be saved althogh white pieces are not yet on their optimal squares. White wins by restricting the activity of his opponent’s knight....


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