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P-27 (Common Square)

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Let us now consider a position with pawns two files apart. When pawns are on the fifth rank, the common square includes the eight rank so they win on their own!

 

Notes to remember:

Pawns two files apart on the fifth rank are winning.
3.d6+. d-pawn is outside the square of a-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.

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