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When the black king is near, the rook’s pawn wins only if the white king is able to occupy the critical squares g7/g8. The position is drawn, even with White to move



White cannot control key squares and keep the pawn.



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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.