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A study by J. Bechting, published in 1894, is considered as the classic reference on the theme of the well-timed leaving of the pawn’s square. White’s pawns have advanced far but converting this advantage into victory is made difficult due to the good position of the black king. If the black king were at e8, White would win easily with 1.Ke5 since due to a mating threat Ke6 and f7, he would gain a huge tempo to capture the d-pawn.

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