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N-276

  When the enemy king is locked-in by its own pawn on the rim of the chess-board, the knight can sometimes spin a mating net. We have already seen one such simple position in the introductory example 263. A somewhat more complex case is shown in a study by A. Troitzky.     ← Basic […]

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P-125

  A study by J. Bechting, published in 1894, is considered as the classic reference on the theme of the well-timed leaving of the pawn’s square. White’s pawns have advanced far but converting this advantage into victory is made difficult due to the good position of the black king. If the black king were at […]

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P-102

  The final conclusion from the preceding example may have served as inspiration to J. Kling to compose a superb study on the theme of the importance of triangulation and a reserve tempo. Kling had demonstrated as early as 1848 that there is an exception with blockaded pawns on b/g file; that is, White wins […]

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P-65

  A far more complex is a case with blockaded rook’s pawns since the sacrifice of the passed pawn is not possible. This very instructive ending was first seen in the game Fahrni – Alapin. Since Black cannot access the c7-square due to Kc5, he is limited to alternating between d8 and c8, as a […]

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