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Opposition and critical squares

Chess Pattern # 29 , a dozen games. This technique is explained in ebook Fundamental Chess Patterns and Encyclopedia of Chess Patterns

A complete analysis is also available in The most important Chess Pattern

Basic endgame strategy, K vs. K+P. The side with the Pawn can win, if able to occupy the critical squares and to mantain the opposition.
The side without the pawn can draw if the opponent does not know the technique of opposition and the location of critical squares.

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