B-694

  In a similar position, sometimes a reduction of material cannot save the weaker side even if it is attacking the remaining pawn by both the king and bishop. This rare case occurred in the game of the former world champion Max Euwe and the first ladies’ world champion- the legendary Vera Menchik, Hastings, 1930. […]

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B-709

  4.4.6. Bishop and Three Pawns versus Bishop and Two Pawns The increased number of pawns diminishes the possibility of a total reduction of material thus improving the winning prospects of the stronger side. The weaker side may, as a rule, draw only in positions where there are no passed pawns and when its king...


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P-203

  Chances in the battle against an outside passed pawn drastically decrease when the pawn majority is backward. In such cases Black cannot obtain sufficient counterplay so the outside passed pawn will deflect the black king to the opposite wing. Since the pawns are then defenceless the only chance consists in a reduction of material....


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