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Defence along the sixth rank is efficient on the longer side only, i.e. the one where the distance between the bishop and the edge of the board is at least four files away. A typical position was studied by Kling and Kuiper in 1846. White to move cannot win because the black rook has enough space on the right wing and in a critical moment may transfer into the Szen defence through the double intersection control.


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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.