R-51

  When, in similar position, the white king is far away from enemy pawns, they become much stronger than a rook and often bring a full point. White can save the game only in positions where enemy king’s bad placement can be used to approach the pawns with his own king and when by creating […]

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Genov-Stevic

  This is a study-like pawn endgame. The winning method is famous and that is one of very important motifs in pawn endgames and its name is shouldering or bodycheck! Event: German League 2018. White: Genov, Petar WhiteElo: 2428 Black: Stevic, Hrvoje BlackElo: 2588 Result: 1/2-1/2    

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B-636

  4.4.3. Bishop and One Pawn versus Bishop and One Pawn Given material equality, the most likely outcome in these endings is draw, whilst victory is possible only in some exceptional cases. In positions without a passed pawn the win is possible only if the enemy pawn can be captured with a transition to some […]

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B-621

  In a similar position with dark-squared bishops, the weaker side cannot save the game by getting to the front of the pawn since the promotion square is of the same colour as the bishop’s. Salvation is then possible only if the black is king sufficiently near to be able to seize the vertical opposition […]

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