R-59

  Considering that in similar position White saves himself by lateral checks, it is easy to conclude that he can draw only if there is enough space on the left side. In position shifted one file to the left, there is no salvation for White. It is concluded by Y. Averbakh 1984. White to move […]

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R-58

  When the white king is behind enemy pawns backed-up by their king, White draws easiest if his king on the opposite flank from his black counterpart. There is no shouldering away motif and he is in time to help the rook fighting enemy pawns. The borderline case showed L. Prokeš in his study published […]

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