N-273 (Prokop, 1925.)

  Owing to the flexibility of the knight’s leap and possibility of approaching the target by two different routes, it is advisable, as a rule, to wait for the knight’s reaction by playing a useful pawn move rather than show one’s intentions by moving the king immediately. This is a study by F. Prokop, 1925.

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R-32A

  Knowing the drawing area makes the decision making much easier. A quite instructive case, showing the crucial relevance of opposition and shouldering, which happened in the Amelung – Erler game, Riga 1887. Position evaluation depends on who is to move!   ← Basic EndingsBasic Endings →

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MP-932A

  If the weaker side’s king cannot get in front of the pawn on time, and is forced to defend on its backside, the chances of escape are considerably smaller. But, when the Black king has a supporting knight to “keep an eye” on the pawn, chances to escape are much better.   ← Basic […]

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B-608

  With the b-pawn on the seventh rank White always wins irrespective of his king being on the shorter or the longer side since in both cases the black bishop has only one available square on the shorter defensive diagonal. White might face some difficulties in conversion of advantage only in the position researched by […]

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