MP-877A

  In general, in positions with the central pawn on the 7th rank, the position of the king on the “shorter” side is unfavorable for the weaker side, since White can prevent it from approaching the pawn and prepare the removal of the bishop from the diagonal at the same time. V. Kosek’s study is...


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MP-877B

  In general, in positions with the central pawn on the 7th rank, the position of the king on the “shorter” side is unfavorable for the weaker side, since White can prevent it from approaching the pawn and prepare the removal of the bishop from the diagonal at the same time. V. Kosek’s study is...


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MP-1067

  In a similar situation, the weaker side can successfully defend against a passed pawn on the fifth rank, provided that he can respond to an attempt to penetrate the king in front of the passed pawn with a quick counterattack on the second pawn. The next position occurred in the game Averbakh-Zhukhovitsky (USSR 1946)....


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MP-1223

  In the Classical variation of the French Defence, Black has huge problems due to the  passive light-squared bishop. In the arising endgames, the knight is superior. If, apart from the central pawns, the black queenside pawns are also fixed on the squares of the bishop’s colour, Black can’t save himself. An instructive example was...


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MP-1222

  When the weaker side has multiple pawns blockaded on the squares of the bishop’s colour, drawing chances are significantly lower and directly depend on the possibility of creating active counter-play. These positions most often arise in some of the variations of the French defence. First, we will consider the domination of the knight over...


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MP-1221

  5.12.2. The knight superior to the bishop 1221. Out of all endgames with the knight superior to the bishop, most interesting is the position with the lone central pawn, which can arise from several openings. The evaluation of the following position was heatedly debated for quite some time, until the legendary game between Flohr...


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