https://chessendgames.net/

RMP-489

  When the bishop is actively positioned on the a1-h8 diagonal and obstructs the approach to the g-pawn, i.e. threatens with a back-rank attack on the opponent’s pawns, White will have to show the highest skill to realize the win. As an illustration, let us see the Radev – Pribyl endgame ( Tbilisi, 1971 ). […]

Continue Reading
https://chessendgames.net/

N-323

  A most instructive draw denouement occurred in the game Tseshkovski – Bagirov, Lvov, 1978. Despite his pawns being blocked, White to play draws transposing into a position where the knight defends the pawn from the unfavourable front side! Salvation is possible thanks to the black king being momentarily too far away from the action […]

Continue Reading
https://chessendgames.net/

P-242

  A somewhat more complex case arose in the game Pomar – Cuartas, Olot, 1974, pointing out yet another weakness of the doubled pawns. At first sight it might appear that Black to move loses since White is threatening to force zugzwang by a roundabout manoeuvre.   ← Basic EndingsBasic Endings →

Continue Reading
https://chessendgames.net/

P-224

Very often in tournament play we run across positions where each side has three pawns on the same wing. As a rule, these positions should be within drawing limits, but there are many exceptions. One of the most unusual is the case of breakthrough. White to play wins thanks to a breakthrough. By sacrificing two […]

Continue Reading
https://chessendgames.net/

P-199

  A very instructive study on the theme of breakthrough was composed by Godes and Averbakh in 1955. It appears that White is hopelessly lost since the black king is too near his pawns, whilst the white king is tied down due to the “outside” passed pawn. However, White to move wins thanks to an […]

Continue Reading
https://chessendgames.net/

P-142

2.5.3. No Passed Pawns When in endings of king and two pawns versus king and two pawns neither side has a passed pawn, the positions assume a static character – the main role is assigned to the kings which decide the outcome of the game by complicated manoeuvres. The only exception to this rule is […]

Continue Reading
Advertisement