In all previous examples White won easily by promoting with check, even when Black managed to promote his pawn into the queen. Possibly, the most complex win in such an ending was elaborated by L.Prokesh in a study published in 1937. White to move wins by first gaining more space whereby the guiding of […]

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A far more complex case is a study by R. Reti published in 1921. White to move draws. At first glance it seems as though the white king had hopelessly fallen behind the enemy pawn, while the black king is inside the white pawn’s square. However, as previously, Black does not control the critical squares […]

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