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In case of cutting off along the file, in the positions with a central pawn, the important fact is whose side the black king is on, and how many files away from the pawn. If the king is on the shorter side, White wins only when it is cut off two files away from the pawn. If the white rook were on c1, and the black king on b7, the position would be a draw since the white king could not cross c-file while hiding from checks sideways.


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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.