Much more complicated are endgames with the white king in front of the pawn, having a great practical value. Two basic position types are distinguished with regards to the position of the black king and his position towards the pawn. The position is not favourable with the king on the longer side, when the […]

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  The biggest problems to realize advantage arise in similar positions with rim pawn where the white king does not have enough “air to breathe” and cannot perform the standard Lucena’s manoeuvre with bridge building on the fourth rank. The rook will lose much time in order to reach b-file and thus enable king’s escape, […]

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