MP-877B

  In general, in positions with the central pawn on the 7th rank, the position of the king on the “shorter” side is unfavorable for the weaker side, since White can prevent it from approaching the pawn and prepare the removal of the bishop from the diagonal at the same time. V. Kosek’s study is...


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RMP-575A

  Another critical situation, which we will consider, is the incredible case of mutual zugzwang (J. Nunn 1994). The black king is locked in the corner of the board, he is threatened with a mate attack, and his rook’s counterattack is significantly limited, because the brilliantly placed white bishop not only protects the king from...


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MP-917A

  The weaker’s side chances for a successful defence are much higher when the pawn is stopped on the 6th rank as the knight has three squares available from which he can control the critical a7 quare. For a complete understanding of these endgames, it is important to know that the best defence constitutes of ...


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