RMP-503

  The chances of winning are much higher when Black has more weak points. We see an instructive example of preventing the black counter-play in the following position, which arose, with reversed colors, in the game Zapata-Nikolić P., Inter-zonal tournament in Tunis 1985.  

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RMP-498

  When in similar positions White has doubled pawns, then there is no possibility of breaking the opponent’s “hedgehog” structure. Black usually draws easily if he can place the bishop on the vital diagonal in time. We see such a case in the next position, which occurred with reversed colors in the game Thomson-Matanović, Adelaide […]

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RMP-208

  Sometimes, in blocked positions with a solid pawn structure, the knight can be superior to the rook. We see one such exceptional situation in the following position, which arose with reverse colors in the game Bronstein-Olafsson, Portoroz Interzonal Tournament in 1958.  

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MP-1223

  In the Classical variation of the French Defence, Black has huge problems due to the  passive light-squared bishop. In the arising endgames, the knight is superior. If, apart from the central pawns, the black queenside pawns are also fixed on the squares of the bishop’s colour, Black can’t save himself. An instructive example was […]

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MP-1186

  If the edge pawn is weakened and fixed on the square of the bishop’s colour in similar positions, the weaker side has big drawing chances – especially if its king is active and can provoke the advance of the f-pawn. Such an example happened in the ending of the game Psakhis – Savon, USSR […]

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