RMP-618

  When Black has a passed pawn, the result is primarily determined by his distance from the promotion square, but also by the support that pawns enjoy. When the white king is not near his pawn, Black usually draws easily by reducing the material. We see such a case in the next position, which arose […]

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RMP-511

  Of all the positions in which Black has more pawns, the biggest problems in realization are when the rook has no open lines to break into the opponent’s rear. A common motif is the sacrifice of a pawn to open files. We see such a case in the ending of the game Cherubim-Pickett, Birmingham […]

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RMP-424

  In exceptional situations, when he has advanced passed pawn, Black can win if the white king does not participate actively in the game. Sometimes, you can even win without the king’s help if the opponent’s pieces are awkwardly placed or very passive. We see one such situation in Mr. Neustadtl’s 1897 study.  

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