The most difficult in queen endgames is to realize minimal advantage. Queen and pawn can win against queen if the weaker side’s king is not in front of the pawn and if it is possible to prevent draw by repetition. The best chances to win are with the pawn on the seventh rank, and […]

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  The biggest problems to realize advantage arise in similar positions with rim pawn where the white king does not have enough “air to breathe” and cannot perform the standard Lucena’s manoeuvre with bridge building on the fourth rank. The rook will lose much time in order to reach b-file and thus enable king’s escape, […]

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