B-694

  In a similar position, sometimes a reduction of material cannot save the weaker side even if it is attacking the remaining pawn by both the king and bishop. This rare case occurred in the game of the former world champion Max Euwe and the first ladies’ world champion- the legendary Vera Menchik, Hastings, 1930. […]

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N-271

  When the pawn has not advanced too far, the knight can stop it most of the time despite its very unfavourable position. A brilliant example on the theme is the conclusion of a study by N. Grigoriev (1938). Black to move draws although White threatens to push away the knight deep to the rear. […]

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P-199

  A very instructive study on the theme of breakthrough was composed by Godes and Averbakh in 1955. It appears that White is hopelessly lost since the black king is too near his pawns, whilst the white king is tied down due to the “outside” passed pawn. However, White to move wins thanks to an […]

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P-137

  An even more complicated case of fighting the breakthrough is shown in a study by N. Grigoriev published in 1930. The white g-pawn has paralyzed both enemy pawns; White would win easily by advancing the distant a- passed pawn if Black did not threaten a breakthrough involving the sacrifice of the f-pawn. Since then […]

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