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Thanks to the “rule of the square” it is easy to deduce that in previous position White to move wins.


The square is getting smaller as the pawn advances:

Ater 1.c5 the square has shrunk. Now black king cannot get into the sqaure and the pawn queens!




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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.