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-867

  As a rule, in endings of opposite-coloured bishops, activity of pieces is crucial. When defending a weaker position one should not play passively but should rather maximally activate his pieces even at the price of material concessions. This important principle will be illustrated by the ending of the game Rabinovich – Romanovsky, Leningrad, 1934,...


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B-862

  c ) Endings with Equal Material but Great Positional Advantage As we have seen, simpler opposite-coloured bishop endings with equal material end, as a rule, in a draw since the reduced material essentially restricts the more aggressive options of the stronger side. However, in positions with a greater number of pawns, sometimes a huge...


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B-859

  When in positions with an outside passed pawn the bishop “holds” that dangerous pawn, the easiest way to win is to penetrate with the king to the front of the passed pawn. Sometimes penetration through the “barricades” requires top-level technique. This is also borne out by the ending of the game Solomenko – Bessmertny,...


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