E-book: Basic Endings E-book: Rook and Minor Piece Endgames R+2P vs B+2P


The best prospects for the Black are in connected pawns along the edge of the board. Right from the start, one should distinguish two basic cases – Black may have the «wrong», or the bishop of the same colour as the corner where his pawns are positioned. First, a typical position with the «wrong» bishop will be examined. The simplest case is shown in the following example (Y. Averbakh, 1962.)


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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.