MP-1212

  If in similar position it yet remains to reach the base of the pawn chain, stronger side’s task is much more complicated. Victory can only be achieved with virtuosic maneuvers. In the game Torre – Jacobsen, Amsterdam, 1973, Black won in a study-like manner.  

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MP-1074

  Sometimes the knight can ensure the victory on its own, without the king’s help – even when the enemy king is in the square of the passed pawn. A beautiful example of the superiority of the centralized knight over the bishop can be seen in Kubbel’s study from 1909.  

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MP-1019

  Positions where one minor piece dominates the other deserve special attention. In practical play, the positions where the bishop dominates the knight are more common. However, even in positions with reduced material, the knight can sometimes be superior to the bishop. We will illustrate it with the help of two very picturesque studies. Sz. […]

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N-476

  Also a better knight position may result in great positional superiority – sufficient for a win. A dominant knight may very often provide considerable spatial advantage and better king position by fixing and constantly attacking the enemy pawns whilst restraining the activity of the enemy king. This superiority will gradually be transformed into a […]

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N-473

  In knight endings with more pawns, given material equality, a win is also possible due to positional superiority. A decisive positional advantage sufficient for a win may stem from a very broad range of features. We shall examine one by one as follows: the importance of spatial advantage, breakthrough, the better king position, the […]

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N-446

  When the weaker side has no major weaknesses and its active knight can attack the enemy pawns from the rear, the position is usually drawn –even if the pieces of the stronger side are very active. Such a case is shown in the ending of the game Skrominski – J. Ivanovic, Moscow, 1997.  

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