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The stronger side’s prospects of winning are the better the greater number of pawns. In an analogous position with three pawns each on the same flank, Black’s chances of drawing through an outside passed pawn are much lesser since the knight and the king have less ground to cover to reach the other side. The weaker side’s basic strategy remains the same i.e. to force a material reduction as soon as possible, or open paths to the king in order to be able to attack the enemy pawns. The outcome of the game is decided by the better king activity. This assertion is borne out in a very instructive way by the ending from the game Farago-Raicevic, Balatonbereny, 1984.


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