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With the black king in the corner, the Nf5-Kf6 set up forces to win. Due to specific features of human memory, many perceive this as a new situation, but still it is nothing else than the Lg6 Rc8 set up, copied along the a1-h8 diagonal. In other words, instead of leading the mating attack along the eighth rank, it will be led along the h-file! Let us see the J. Nunn study published in 1994. If one wants to compare this position with the one in the previous example, one should know that it is a mirror image of the Kf6-Rg5-Ne6 situation towards Kh7-Ra8.


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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.