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When his king is in an unenviable position on the eighth rank, Black still can avoid to lose, if he directs his king and rook to control the intersection of the bishop and rook on the seventh rank (Szen) . Although his king is on the sixth rank, and enjoys the bishop’s shield from checks sideways and from the back, white to move cannot win due to the bad rook position.


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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.