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By Aleksander Kostyev

ISBN-10: 0713452811

ISBN-13: 9780713452815

A coaching direction which covers all points of chess utilizing Russian educating equipment. this article concentrates at the demanding situations of functional play. it really is compatible for the membership and/or event participant who has reached a definite ordinary and desires to enhance his or her video game.

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Ka6! Because the extra pawn is a knight’s pawn (b- or g-pawn), White needs to be careful not to box Black into a stalemate. In the case of 1. Kc6 Ka7 2. Kc7 (2. b6+ Ka8 leads only to a draw) 2. Ka8 3. , it’s a stalemate, but White wins repeating the position with 3. Kb6, then going to the right plan. This stalemate trap works only with knight-pawns, but with these, it works often. Remember it—especially when defending! 1. Ka8 Or 1. Kc8 2. Ka7. 2. b6 Kb8 3. b7 Hitting the seventh without check—a bad omen for the defender!

From Diagram 27, Black is lost, whoever is to move. IF THE KING, ON MOVE, CAN ENTER THE SQUARE, IT CAN CATCH THE PAWN IN TIME. But sometimes the presence of other pawns can complicate the issue of whether a king can catch an enemy passed pawn. Diagram 28 White to move 1. Ke5 It seems that the passed pawn could be easily stopped—after all, the king is within the square. However, Black has a trick that blocks the White king’s path. 1. c3! 2. dxc3 a4 3. Kd4 a3 Diagram 29 Black’s pawn now queens easily.

Kb7 Kd6 5. Kxa7 Kc7, allowing a draw. By screening (or “shoulder-pushing,” if you prefer) on move two, White could have won. 2. Kd5 White’s goal is Black’s pawn on a7; Black’s goal is the safe haven of the c7-square. Diagram 60 White’s king approaches the a7-pawn while at the same time shouldering his opponent’s king away from c7. Now 2. Kb4 is as hopeless as the text move. 2. Kd3 3. Kc6 Kd4 4. Kb7 Kc5 5. Kxa7 Kc6 6. Kb8, winning. Diagram 61 THE “MOVING SCREEN” ACCOMPLISHES TWO GOALS AT ONCE: USING THE SHORTEST ROUTE TO HIS GOAL AND PREVENTING THE ENEMY KING FROM DOING THE SAME.

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