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Rook is also superior to connected pawns deprived from king’s help, in case neither had passed the fifth rank. An educational example researched by V. Sozin in 1931 follows here: The evaluation of the position depends on who is to move.


2.Rg4. Winning the pawn.
4.Rg5. Cutting off along the fifth rank is crucial!

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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.