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RMP-516

  With the black king in the corner, the Nf5-Kf6 set up forces to win. Due to specific features of human memory, many perceive this as a new situation, but still it is nothing else than the Lg6 Rc8 set up, copied along the a1-h8 diagonal. In other words, instead of leading the mating attack […]

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RMP-364

  Black is lost if his king is cut off along the c-file! The following position is the mirror image of the endgame which was played, although with opposite colours, in a famous Rubinstein – Salwe game ( Prag, 1909 ) . Rubinstein, one of the biggest experts in the theory of endgames at the […]

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RMP-363

  When the black pawn is fixed on the fifth rank, the situation for White is much more unfavourable for two important reasons. The first is that after the exchange of the bishop and the pawn, one more tempo is needed to occupy the crucial b7 square and to prevent the lifesaving Kc8. This is […]

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RMP-353

  When in Rook and pawn versus Bishop and pawn ending Black has a pawn blocked on the fifth rank, the win is complicated. In order to capture the pawn and convert into a pawn ending, White has to prepare by vertically cutting off the opponent’s king from the pawn so that it could not […]

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