B-730

  In positions with a blocked passed pawn the stronger side has real prospects of winning even with a potential passed pawn provided the opponent has a fixed weakness which will force passivity of his pieces or allow unfavourable reduction of material with the cutting off of his king. Such a case occurred in the […]

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P-160

  Of special interest are positions where Black has a strong, protected passed pawn which restrains the white king’s mobility. Let us first examine a position where White has two connected pawns. Such positions are generally drawn unless White can manage to bring at least one of his pawns to the sixth rank. Then at […]

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P-153

  In a study by I. Hashek, 1928, White’s king is the more active, which combined with far-advanced pawns ensures a win. White can only consider the capture of the a-pawn since 1.Ke6? is weak due to 1…Kg5. In order to win White must prevent his king from being locked in after an eventual Kc7. […]

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P-88

  At first sight it may seem paradoxical that in a similar position with a blockaded pawn on c4 White needs for a win only two files for manoeuvring on the left flank. The point is that in the rear of the black c-pawn White has at his disposal two free files for manoeuvring, allowing […]

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