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When the white king is not placed in front of the pawn, the distant opposition is not sufficient for a win. This is nicely illustrated by the following example. Black has the move, meaning that White has the distant opposition.


White cannot keep the 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.