N-273 (Prokop, 1925.)

  Owing to the flexibility of the knight’s leap and possibility of approaching the target by two different routes, it is advisable, as a rule, to wait for the knight’s reaction by playing a useful pawn move rather than show one’s intentions by moving the king immediately. This is a study by F. Prokop, 1925.

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RMP-378

  In view of the previous analysis it can be concluded that in a similar position with pawns on g-file and the king on h-file, Black loses for two main reasons: a ) on the shorter defending diagonal, the bishop is short with space and b ) if White realizes g6, Black will not be […]

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R-272

  In similar positions with b ( g ) -pawn or rim pawn, the passive defence with rook on the eighth rank could not break through since White has not enough space on the shorter side to attack from the back. Black to move easily draws by keeping the rook on the eighth rank.   […]

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R-32A

  Knowing the drawing area makes the decision making much easier. A quite instructive case, showing the crucial relevance of opposition and shouldering, which happened in the Amelung – Erler game, Riga 1887. Position evaluation depends on who is to move!   ← Basic EndingsBasic Endings →

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R-21

  In non-rim pawn endings the weaker side’s chances for rescue are much smaller, except in cases when the pawn and the king had already arrived on the seventh rank. Namely, the winning plan examined in example 10 will not be efficient in positions with non-rim pawns because Black will easily defend himself through the […]

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MP-932A

  If the weaker side’s king cannot get in front of the pawn on time, and is forced to defend on its backside, the chances of escape are considerably smaller. But, when the Black king has a supporting knight to “keep an eye” on the pawn, chances to escape are much better.   ← Basic […]

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