RMP-9

  As we saw, knight position on g7 (b7) is very clumsy as it’s mobility is substantially reduced. It fails to give his king necessary protection. This position has already been analysed in 12th century by Arab players. Black must separate his pieces and the subtle hunting of the knight begins. That knowledge is basic […]

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Q-Basic6

  Queen easily wins against a rook alone. The winning plan is based on driving Black to the edge of the board, and creating zugzwang which forces the rook to separate from the king. Then a double blow or mating attack with decide. The winning strategy will be examined on the example of a Philidor’s […]

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RMP-570

  Now that we have examined all methods of defense, let us see positions where White has realized his strategic maximum – the black king driven to the eighth rank; and the reached opposition indicating a mating attack. We shall see the Philidor’s position where the kings occupy the central file, which was researched by […]

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RMP-569

  Defence along the seventh rank was discovered by a Polish grandmaster, W. Schmidt, and is based on the «hedgehog» set up on the seventh rank and a stalemate motif. Black to move draws not allowing the opponent to invade the seventh rank with his rook, and thus «pin» it to the edge of the […]

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