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A protected passed pawn on the sixth rank generally assures an easy win. Due to the proximity of the edge of the board Black has stalemate motifs so White’s goal will not be the direct capture of the black pawn. He will win the quickest by sacrificing a pawn and transposing into the won ending with a pawn fixed on the sixth rank ( see diagram 30! ) .


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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.