P-215A

  Also a study by V. Baehr, published in 1934, demonstrates the great importance of far-advanced pawns in limiting Black’s possibilities on the opposite side. White to play wins; Black to move draws! Black’s position is very sensitive despite the main action taking place on the queenside where he can easily maintain the balance. He […]

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R-39

  In the example 32, with Black to move, we understood a huge defending value of opposition. This very experience may serve as a landmark to win in a wonderful study by R. Reti from 1928. The white rook attacked, and after the forced 1.Rd1? d4 the position would be drawn since due to opposition […]

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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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