B-852

  By unsound pawn structure the weaker side can save the game only by active play whose point will be to achieve either a reduction of material or a timely blockade of the enemy pawns. This basic defensive strategy is illustrated by the ending from the famous game Nimzowitsch – Capablanca, Riga, 1913, in which […]

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B-762

  In positions with approximately symmetric pawn structure, in addition to the fixed enemy pawns, also zugzwang with the subsequent penetration of the king to the enemy rear will be crucial for the outcome of the game. This is also borne out by the ending of the game Smyslov – Keres, Moscow, 1951.  

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