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RMP-516

  With the black king in the corner, the Nf5-Kf6 set up forces to win. Due to specific features of human memory, many perceive this as a new situation, but still it is nothing else than the Lg6 Rc8 set up, copied along the a1-h8 diagonal. In other words, instead of leading the mating attack […]

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RMP-515A

  White has real winning chances only if black king is on the edge of the board. With the black king in the corner, the forced win can be achieved also with the Ne6-Kf6 set up. This was also found by Centurini in 1850, but his analysis have later been considerably improved. While White to […]

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B-557

  Conversion of advantage is much more complex with the pawns of the weaker side being blocked only on the fourth or the fifth rank. The winning strategy is again based on stalemating the opponent. We should note from the beginning that this is possible only if the king of the weaker side cannot penetrate […]

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N-276

  When the enemy king is locked-in by its own pawn on the rim of the chess-board, the knight can sometimes spin a mating net. We have already seen one such simple position in the introductory example 263. A somewhat more complex case is shown in a study by A. Troitzky.     ← Basic […]

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