MP-1221

  5.12.2. The knight superior to the bishop 1221. Out of all endgames with the knight superior to the bishop, most interesting is the position with the lone central pawn, which can arise from several openings. The evaluation of the following position was heatedly debated for quite some time, until the legendary game between Flohr […]

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R-223

  When in a similar position the opponent’s king is already in front of the pawn, winning should be a matter of pure technique. But sometimes the diminished activity of the pieces can result in incredible reversals. One such situation was presented by G. Gzeban and A. Tshensovski in a study published in 1964.  

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R-184

  Of endings with three connected and one isolated pawn against sole rook, very sensitive are those with connected pawns still far away from promotion squares. When enemy king cannot penetrate in front of connected pawns in time, the side with the pawns has to assess is it justified to activate king and play for […]

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R-183

  Major problems arise when the king cannot go in front of connected pawns in time . In that case, win is possible even if pawns are far from promotion squares. A nice example of realization of positional advantage is the ending of the game Kasparov-Ye, Olympiad, Bled 2002.  

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R-180

  When pawns are far from the promotion square, then the most often outcome is a draw. If the king stands near his isolated pawn, then rook draws easily by stopping, blocking and capturing connected pawns. Namely, if it is not far advanced, isolated pawn is not a real threat. Next position happened in a […]

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R-179

  If in similar positions Black can prevent rook transfer to the first rank with a tempo, then it is possible to win even with a very distant isolated pawn. Beautiful study on the theme was composed by Benak in 1991. We will investigate it with reversed colors! Black to move wins because he can […]

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