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SILMAN'S
COMPLETE
ENDGAME

COURSE

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PART SIX - ENDGAMES FOR CLASS "A" (1800-1999) 257

In the case of a Rook and pawn vs. Rook endgame where the
defending King is trapped one or more files to the side of the pawn,
the result depends on whether or not the stronger side can achieve a
Lucena Position. This is determined by the following rules:

• A pawn on the 5th rank or beyond wins if the enemy King is
cut off by one file on the Long Side of the board!

• A pawn on the 4th rank wins if the enemy King is cut off by
two files. A knight-pawn is an exception and takes three files.

Bishops of Opposite Color Endgames

Bishop and two conected pawns vs. Bishop

• Two connected pawns on the 6th rank are winning.

• The correct defensive stance (only valid if both pawns don't
make it to the 6th) calls for the defender's King to be in front
of the pawns, while the Bishop ties the enemy King down to
the defense of its pawn. Ideally, this freezes the pawns since
one push allows a total blockade, while the other allows the
defender to sacrifice his Bishop for the two remaining pawns.

Fortresses in Bishop Endgames

mom. Fortresses in Bishop-up endgames are fairly common due to the
Bishop's inability to control a whole color complex. These usually
occur when the stronger side's rook-pawn or knight-pawn get down
to the 6th and/or 7th rank, or if a rook-pawn of the wrong color is
lurking on the board. There are no fortresses for a bishop-pawn,
queen-pawn or king-pawn!

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Ahues, Carl, 266
Alapin, Simon, 330
Alburt, Lev, 459
Alekhine, Alexander, 328, 368, 399, 465, 474,

482-483,485,489,510
Anand, Viswanathan, 338
Andersson, Ulf, 461
Antos, Zoltan, 448
Aronin, Lev, 379-380
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Bacrot, Etienne, 387
Bagirov, Vladimir, 343
Benjamin, Joel, 339
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526
Bronstein, David, 448
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Campbell, Joseph, 341
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465-467, 489-492, 495-498, 510, 513,
526-527

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Cunningham, James, 343

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Lenhardt, Stefan, 288

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Levenfish, Grigory, 480
Lilienthal, Andrei, 408
Ljubojevic, Ljubomir, 446
Loewenthal, Leopold, 343, 345

Maizelis, Ilya, 266
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Markus, Joost, 288
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Marshall, Frank, 455-456, 466-469, 490, 495
Martz, William, 377
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Medina, Antonio, 450
Mephisto, 400
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527

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Oszvath, Andras, 457

Peersson, Tiger Hillarp, 337
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Petrosian, Tigran, 465
Petrov, Alexander, 344, 412
Philidor, Fancois-Andre Danican, 89, 121,

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267, 271, 281, 282-283, 285-287, 289-
290, 294, 296-297, 308, 311, 323, 329

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Polgar, Judit, 324
Ponomariov, Ruslan, 324
Prokes, Ladislav, 264
Pupols, Viktors, 433

Ragozin, Vladimir, 442
Reinfeld, Fred, 528
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Reti, Richard, 218-219
Riazantsev, Alexander, 263
Ribli, Zoltan, 457
Richter, Kurt, 454
Rohde, Michael, 451
Rubinstein, Akiba, 365-366, 415, 425-426,

458, 465-466, 468, 477-486, 488

Salvio, Alessandro, 121
Samisch, Fritz, 368
Satyam, 208
Say, Frank, 438
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500, 503, 505-509, 521, 526, 528

Soltis, Andrew, 521
Spanjaard, Eduard, 440
Speelman, Jonathan, 243, 417-419
Spielmann, Rudolf, 87, 439
Stamma, E, 445
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Steibl, Hans, 287
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Suesman, Walter, 405
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Tran, Philippe, 87, 382,
Troitsky, A, 443, 447

Unzicker, Wolfgang, 363
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Urusov, Sergey, 344

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