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In view of the previous analysis it can be concluded that in a similar position with pawns on g-file and the king on h-file, Black loses for two main reasons: a ) on the shorter defending diagonal, the bishop is short with space and b ) if White realizes g6, Black will not be able to attack the pawn from the right. The following position with opposite colours was found in the Gleizerov – Varlamov game ( Sankt Petersburg, 1994 ) . White to move wins by attacking the pawn because Black cannot realize the unique impenetrable position with the king on f7 and bishop on the b1-h7 diagonal.


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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.