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In positions with a central pawn on the sixth rank, the winning motif does not consist only in “stalemating” the enemy king, but also in superiority of the centralized knight over the bishop. When the black king is far, the bishop can sometimes be shut out from play by bringing the knight into the centre. This case is shown in a study by Mugnos (1949) .

 



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