P-223

  The theory of corresponding squares is the ideal tool for seeking solutions in blockaded positions where there are at least two possible ways of a breakthrough into the enemy position. This is nicely illustrated by a C. Locock’s study published as early as 1892. We should start looking for corresponding squares beginning with the...


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P-184

  If in a similar position the white pawns are shifted one rank “up” the board, there are two possible ways of winning. This is demonstrated by a study of G. Neustadtl, 1898. In contrast to the previous example, here the white pawns are nearer to the promotion square which allows a “breakthrough” tactical motif....


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P-183

  Given the sound pawn structure, three connected rim pawns (f-g-h) generally win against f- and h-pawns. An interesting case arose in the game Drozd – Bednarsky, Poland, 1973. The black king is somewhat more active and a superficial looker-on might think that White will not succeed in invading the fifth rank. At this point...


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