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When the white king has not reached the sixth rank, Black’s chances of survival are much better. If Black has the opposition, White wins only if he has at his disposal at least one “reserve” pawn tempo.


Key squares and opposition:

Key squares. If Black is to move, White has the Opposition and takes one of key squares.


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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.