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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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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