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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  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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