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Sunday, 27 November 2011

A Typical Positional Advantage

Prokop F.J. British Chess Magazine 1953
White is to move. According to the author of this study - František Josef Prokop (Czechoslovak chess composer) - who published this diagram in British Chess Magazine in 1953, White wins. His idea of winning plan is fascinating. However, Black has got another resources which the author had missed.
Static material balance is slightly in favour of Black who has exchange for pawn. However, the major problem of Black position is position of his King. Mating thread from diagonal d8-h4 is obvious as well as dangerous of possible mate after g3-g4 after certain preparation. So how can White win?


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