R-406

  In case of the passive white rook, mate motifs are not the only source from which Black draws hidden saving possibilities. Perpetual check motifs combined with tying the enemy rook to defend the pawns appear much more often in tournament practice. This happens in situations where the white rook is awkwardly placed in front […]

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RMP-583

  If, in a similar position, his king is protected from the side attacks of the “berserk” rook, White can eliminate the stalemate threats of the opponent and still realize the advantage. The following analysis corrects one major misconception of contemporary ending theory “served” in N. Minev’s 1985 study.  

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RMP-582

  When White has a “wrong” bishop and the edge pawn, then his task is more difficult because Black can defend himself by exchanging rooks. However, the greatest danger lies in the too far advance of a pawn. If a pawn enters the seventh rank when the black king is in the corner, a stalemate […]

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