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RMP-280

  Rook against Bishop and Two Pawns Bishop and Two Pawns are in endgame usually much stronger than a rook. Evaluation of the position mostly depends on pawn structure, distance to promotion square and piece activity. We will divide these endgames accordingly: with connected pawns, with isolated (disconnected)  pawns, with doubled pawns. a ) Endings […]

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RMP-372

  With movable pawns on the same file, Black has much better prospects to draw because by placing the pawn on the square of the bishop’s opposite-colour, he will excellently control space, not allowing for attack on his pawn. Typical position you can see in the following instructional example. The bishop and the pawn co-operate […]

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R-332

  Of great importance for tournament play are the motifs of cutting off the black king from the promotion square. First, let us examine cutting off along the seventh rank, with an example from the study by A. Cheron ( 1944 ) . Black to move easily draws with 1…Rc8! blocking the white king’s passage […]

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R-318A

  c ) Pawn on the fifth rank When the pawn is on the fifth rank, prospects to win are even weaker, especially when the black king is in front of the pawn. The most important rules will be explained in the following instructional example. Evaluation of the position depends on who is to move. […]

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