RMP-538

  Rook and pawn usually draw easily against the rook and knight because in most cases this comes down to standard positions without pawns. But sometimes a pawn is an “aggravating circumstance” and is a major cause of defeat. Namely, when the black king is in a mate net, the existence of a pawn deprives […]

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Q-207

  Sometimes, due to the poor position of the opposing pieces, victory is also possible in a direct mating attack. A wonderful study on the topic of eliminating the stalemate defense was  compiled by D. Jozef in 1922. Although White has a ready “battery” with a killer discovered check, the win is not easy because […]

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Q-89A

  QUEEN AGAINST QUEEN Though material equality in these endings suggests it is a dead draw, in endings with queen against pawns we saw many mating images after queening the pawn. Of course, it was consequence of very bad position of king and queen which had no space for saving checks. Along with these trivial […]

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