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In the case of the b- or g-pawn, a little finesse comes in handy. White to move wins by declining his king towards the edge of the board so as not obstruct the exit to his rival.



Positions to remember:

Key squares for pawn on b5. 1.Ka6 is the way to win
1.Kc6 Ka7 2.b6?? Beware of this blunder!

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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.