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In the struggle for the domination of the critical squares it is crucial whether the white king can get in front of the pawn and seize the opposition. The following example shows the importance of the “distant” opposition.


Key squares and distant opposition:


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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.