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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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