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CBM Blog: One diagonal, and to exchange or not to exchange?

CBM Blog: One diagonal, and to exchange or not to exchange?
Pure opposite colored bishop endings have a very large drawish tendency. If the defender is dug in on squares of his own bishop his fortress usually cannot be stormed. In his second example our resident GM endgame expert has a serious admonition: before trading down into a pawn ending you should calculate it to the end. Useful lessons for tournament success.

http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=7259

Posted: Sat 28 May 2011

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