B-765

  4.5.2. Bishop and Two Pawns versus Bishop Whilst in all other endings being two pawns up was generally sufficient for a win, in endings of opposite-coloured bishops the weaker side has real drawing chances. Taking into account the specific characteristics of these endings we may divide them into three main groups: a) Endings with […]

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B-617

  The weaker side draws, as a rule, against the c ( f ) -pawn on the third rank even when its king is very far since it will have sufficient time to seize the saving vertical opposition. But defence is by no means simple. A case in point is the ending of the game […]

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B-616

  In a similar position with dark-squared bishops, a problem of the “too long” defensive diagonal a5-d8 may surface. That is why that position can be won only by applying the method we saw in example 614, which means that the black king when entering the vertical opposition must lag behind by at least two […]

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B-615A

  In positions with the c-pawn and light-squared bishops one must be especially cautious. That is, sometimes it is not sufficient to ensure the advance of the pawn via the square c6, but also the king must be transferred to the shorter side in order to leave to the enemy bishop only one available square […]

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