Composed Studies E-book: Rook and Minor Piece Endgames R vs B+P

  Z. Birnov’s study from 1946 hides a paradox – White can not win in a direct mate attack, but only by using the enemy pawn as “aggravating circumstance”. If there were no pawns, White would easily win by locking the opponent into a mate trap with 1.Kf6 Bc7 2.Rd7 Ba5 3.Rf7. However, with the…

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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.