MP-877A

  In general, in positions with the central pawn on the 7th rank, the position of the king on the “shorter” side is unfavorable for the weaker side, since White can prevent it from approaching the pawn and prepare the removal of the bishop from the diagonal at the same time. V. Kosek’s study is […]

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MP-877B

  In general, in positions with the central pawn on the 7th rank, the position of the king on the “shorter” side is unfavorable for the weaker side, since White can prevent it from approaching the pawn and prepare the removal of the bishop from the diagonal at the same time. V. Kosek’s study is […]

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R-58

  When the white king is behind enemy pawns backed-up by their king, White draws easiest if his king on the opposite flank from his black counterpart. There is no shouldering away motif and he is in time to help the rook fighting enemy pawns. The borderline case showed L. Prokeš in his study published […]

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R-25C

  C) With king on e5, White to move cannot win by playing for a checkmate as in similar example with rook’s pawn (Example 10) . Namely, Black will defend by underpromotion to a knight and in this case it will be much more active which will suffice for a draw.

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