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R-47

  In a similar position with pawns one file more distant from the edge of the board Black is also saved by a stalemate combination, but here he must show some skill. White to move cannot win because Black can again cunningly make use of the shortage of space.   ← Basic EndingsBasic Endings →

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R-46

  All this superiority of White, this brilliant coordination between the king and the rook is not enough to win the game if the pawns are along the edge of the board or just one file away from its edge! When pawns are situated along the edge of the board, it is easy to notice […]

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R-41

  Occasionally, due to an awkward rook position, White must strain himself in order to save a draw. The following is a witty example discovered by Stamma as long ago as the 18th century. Although the queening of the pawn cannot be prevented, White to move draws strikingly.     ← Basic EndingsBasic Endings →

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N-268

When the white king approaches the a-pawn from the kingside and not along the a- b- or c-file, the knight can set up a very resistant barrier. Independently whether the knight be on b6 or c7 (as in example 261).   White king needs three moves to attack the knight. To save the game, black […]

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