Kopac 1966

Kopac 1966.

  It’s time for the February Theme of the Month. This month we will look at minor piece endgames with passed pawns. There are several techniques, strategies, motifs and even some beautiful combinations employed to exploit the power of the passed pawn. Some of them will occur in your tournament practice for sure. The first […]

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Inarkiev-Lan Pawn Endgame

Inarkiev – Lan

  In this game a much weaker player by rating had a chance to crash a former European champion. Critical position: Everything revolves around who will end up in zugzwang. Event: TCh-CHN 2019 Date: 2019.04.10 White: Inarkiev, E. WhiteElo: 2692 Black: Lan, Zilun BlackElo: 2333 Result: 1/2-1/2    

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Jurkovic-Maravic

  Event: 4th Croatian league White: Jurkovic, Dinko WhiteElo: 1745 Black: Maravic, Ivan BlackElo: 1836 Result: 0-1 Taking things too easy, even in a dead draw positions, often lead to unpleasant surprises. In this game Black effectively utilized his opponent’s careless attitude.   Similar breakthrough motif is well-known from the classic example Kotov-Botvinnik. Related Posts:

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RMP-13

  The following position with reverse colours was created in the game Steinitz – Neumann ( Baden-Baden, 1870 ) . White to move wins in the usual way – centralizing the rook for the purpose of driving the knight towards the edge of the board.   ← Basic EndingsBasic Endings →

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