R-151

  When the farthest advanced pawn is only in the sixth rank, then the rook usually wins, even when occupying a less favorable position behind the back of the pawns. A big mistake is hidden in the study of I. Majzelis from 1950, which was “faithfully transmitted” by Y. Averbakh in his “Chess Endings” and...


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R-165

  In these endings often happens the strange phenomenon that doubled pawns can be stronger than isolated because sometimes they can provide decisive help in a path towards promotion square. This is especially true for positions with all pawns on the same side. Typical example is taken from I.Maizelis study published in 1933.  ...


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