R-223

  When in a similar position the opponent’s king is already in front of the pawn, winning should be a matter of pure technique. But sometimes the diminished activity of the pieces can result in incredible reversals. One such situation was presented by G. Gzeban and A. Tshensovski in a study published in 1964.  ...


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R-220

  In positions with two isolated pawns, the rook is much stronger and usually wins easily. Problems can only occur when the white king is too far and passed pawns near the promotion squares. We see the wonderful “Reti” hunt for an “unstoppable” pawn in B. Horwitz’s amazing study from 1879. Although it may seem...


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