RMP-542

  In the endings with one pawn each, White usually wins, especially when Black does not have a strong, far advanced passed pawn. In positions without passed pawns, the victory is mostly a matter of technique, and is achieved by gradually isolating the opposing king from the pawns. We will get to know the winning […]

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RMP-208

  Sometimes, in blocked positions with a solid pawn structure, the knight can be superior to the rook. We see one such exceptional situation in the following position, which arose with reverse colors in the game Bronstein-Olafsson, Portoroz Interzonal Tournament in 1958.  

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RMP-207

  In positions with more pawns, the basic problem is how to pull the rook behind the opponent’s pawns. A very nice example of opening a new file and winning a key pawn with the help of zugzwang can be seen in the game Matanović-Larsen, Interzone tournament in Portoroz 1958.  

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RMP-203

  In endings with 4 against 3 pawns on the same wing, the same rules apply as in similar endings with 3 against 2 pawns. Black usually draws easily, except when his pawn structure is severely weakened. The same goes for positions with 3 against 3 pawns on one wing with one passed pawn, who […]

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