R-306A (Romanovsky, 1950.)

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At tournaments, the most frequent positions are those with the black rook behind the pawn, so it is essential to know when it is possible to transfer the rook onto the ideal Vancura’s defending position f6. The answer lies in the discovery of P. Romanovski from 1950. Black to move manages to realize Vancura’s position only in cases when the white king is positioned within the marked draw-area. Let us examine a few typical examples.


Drawing zone


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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.