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The knight faces the greatest problems against the rook’s pawn. When the pawn is on the seventh rank, due to the blockade, the knight must enter a trap from which there is no escape.


Black to move draws only if his king is within the pictured rectangle.



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GM Vlatko Kovacevic

Vlado Kovacevic is a chess grandmaster and an endgame expert. He very successfully competed on the national team. From 2000 – 2004, he acted as selector of the Croatian Men’s national team. He is also a well-known chess author.