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c) Pawn on the fifth rank

When the pawn is on the fifth rank, prospects to win are even weaker, especially when the black king is in front of the pawn. The most important rules will be explained in the following instructional example. Evaluation of the position depends on who is to move.


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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.