B-694

  In a similar position, sometimes a reduction of material cannot save the weaker side even if it is attacking the remaining pawn by both the king and bishop. This rare case occurred in the game of the former world champion Max Euwe and the first ladies’ world champion- the legendary Vera Menchik, Hastings, 1930. […]

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B-781

  When far advanced pawns are separated by at least two files, the stronger side will win provided its king can penetrate to the front of one pawn. Naturally, exceptions to this general rule are all positions with bishop and a wrong rook’s pawn.   ← Basic EndingsBasic Endings →

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B-775

  With c- and d-pawns (or e- and f-pawns) there is an important exception to the general rule. White can win only if his c- or f-pawn has not advanced on the fifth rank! White to play wins by taking advantage of the passive position of the black bishop.   ← Basic EndingsBasic Endings →

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B-767

  When connected pawns are not blocked, of crucial importance will be how far they have advanced, on which files they are located, as well as the relative position of bishop with respect to pawns. The fundamental strategic rules that must be observed by both the stronger and weaker side will be explained in the […]

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B-763

  4.5. Endings of Opposite Coloured Bishops In endings of opposite coloured bishops the strategy is vitally different since the bishops cannot attack or defend the same points. This makes the role of the king much more important; whilst one pawn advantage is in most cases insufficient for a win since the advance of one […]

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B-608

  With the b-pawn on the seventh rank White always wins irrespective of his king being on the shorter or the longer side since in both cases the black bishop has only one available square on the shorter defensive diagonal. White might face some difficulties in conversion of advantage only in the position researched by […]

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