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Space is one of the most important elements in chess in general. Pawn endgames are no exception. One of the conditions for a successful breakthrough is the advantage in territory.

However pure space advantage means more advanced and better enrgized pawns and might also be a key factor in the endgame:

The corner pawns proved faster thanks to their better energy and together with the geometrical motifs gave the win to white.

Surprisingly, a few days ago the same position could have occurred in the match between the "Snowdrops" and "Oldhands":

A single mistake in the pawn endgame can be one too many!


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