B-859

  When in positions with an outside passed pawn the bishop “holds” that dangerous pawn, the easiest way to win is to penetrate with the king to the front of the passed pawn. Sometimes penetration through the “barricades” requires top-level technique. This is also borne out by the ending of the game Solomenko – Bessmertny,...


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B-847

  Pawn breakthrough resulting in creation of a second passed pawn may sometimes be so complex and unexpected that it borders on the unreal. An exceptionally beautiful idea which one would normally expect only in studies of top-level composers was registered in tournament play. The following position could have arisen in the ending of the...


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B-840

  4.5.9. Bishop and Three Pawns versus Bishop and Three Pawns Endings of opposite-coloured bishops with equal material are trivial in most cases since draw is inevitable given the approximately equal piece activity. A win is possible only in exceptional situations, that is, when there is a huge difference in the positional value of the...


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