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Occasionally, due to an awkward rook position, White must strain himself in order to save a draw. The following is a witty example discovered by Stamma as long ago as the 18th century. Although the queening of the pawn cannot be prevented, White to move draws strikingly.

 

 



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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.

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