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P-93A

  2.4.4. Connected Pawns without Passed Pawns It is obvious that the winning prospects are much slimmer in endings with no passed pawns. The crucial factor here is king activity. The win depends on whether a breakthrough to the rear of the enemy pawn is possible or if by the advance of the “potential” passed […]

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P-83

  A protected passed pawn on the sixth rank generally assures an easy win. Due to the proximity of the edge of the board Black has stalemate motifs so White’s goal will not be the direct capture of the black pawn. He will win the quickest by sacrificing a pawn and transposing into the won […]

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P-71A

  Occasionally, however, a win is possible also when the white a-pawn is not on its initial square provided it has not crossed the fourth rank. The additional conditions are that the white king can get in front of the c-pawn and also take the opposition at the moment the a-pawn reaches a5. This superb […]

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P-64

  In positions with pawns only one file apart, the easiest win is achieved with the black pawn blockaded on the sixth rank. White’s spatial superiority is now much greater and the black counterplay against the b-pawn does not work. Since the d-pawn cannot win on its own, Black must by all means prevent the […]

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P-60

  When the pawns are only one file apart, converting advantage into victory is much more complicated, especially when the passed pawn is behind the blockaded pawns. White has difficulty manoeuvring and Black usually has a chance to save the game by attacking the blockaded pawn. As we saw in the previous case, a critical […]

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