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Of special significance in tournament practice are positions with blockaded rook’s pawns on the fourth and fifth ranks. The following example with a distant passed pawn on f5 will help us formulate an important rule for assessing and handling of these endings!


The diagonal line goes from black pawn and is refracted on c-file. Here, white pawn has crossed that line and White cannot win!


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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.