As in the example with the b-pawn, White may win even when the black king is cut off only a file away from the pawn, provided that black pieces have not reached their optimum-positions Rc8 and Ke6, i.e. Ke5. The following position has been examined by J. Nunn in 1992. Black to move may […]

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  Of great importance for tournament play are the motifs of cutting off the black king from the promotion square. First, let us examine cutting off along the seventh rank, with an example from the study by A. Cheron ( 1944 ) . Black to move easily draws with 1…Rc8! blocking the white king’s passage […]

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