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Of great importance for tournament play are the motifs of cutting off the black king from the promotion square. First, let us examine cutting off along the seventh rank, with an example from the study by A. Cheron ( 1944 ) . Black to move easily draws with 1…Rc8! blocking the white king’s passage on the left side, and it is also good 1…Ra4+ because moving the king away from the pawn make an attack on the pawn possible with s Ke5.


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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.