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In the positions with the rook’s pawn the winning possibilities are far slimmer since in order to draw the black king need not occupy the critical square b7/b8 or g7/g8. It is sufficient that it can secure one of the adjacent squares – c7/c8 or f7/f8 respectively. Sometimes, nonetheless, a win is possible by restraining the enemy king. This unexpected strategic motif will be explained by analyzing the position that arose in the game Schlage – Ahues, Berlin 1921.

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