Genov-Stevic

  This is a study-like pawn endgame. The winning method is famous and that is one of very important motifs in pawn endgames and its name is shouldering or bodycheck! Event: German League 2018. White: Genov, Petar WhiteElo: 2428 Black: Stevic, Hrvoje BlackElo: 2588 Result: 1/2-1/2    

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R-32A

  Knowing the drawing area makes the decision making much easier. A quite instructive case, showing the crucial relevance of opposition and shouldering, which happened in the Amelung – Erler game, Riga 1887. Position evaluation depends on who is to move! ← Basic EndingsBasic Endings →

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P-61

  Even more complicated is a case with a passed pawn on the rook’s file; the win is possible only if the passed pawn is still on its initial position. A very instructive example illustrating this point is a study by H. Walker, published in 1841. White to move wins. His task is made more […]

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