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Questions tagged [fortress]

In chess, the fortress is an endgame drawing technique in which the side behind in material sets up a zone of protection around their king that cannot be penetrated by the opponent. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fortress_%28chess%29

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Amazon vs Chancellor endgame

Many online sources (such as Wikipedia) state that the endgame of amazon (piece that moves like Queen and knight) and chancellor (piece that moves like rook and knight) is a draw. I did some ...
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Can black make any progress in this end game?

I have been analyzing this endgame for a while now, but I can't seem to make any progress. The engine evaluation is -2.5, but I'm wondering if this is one of those weird evaluations that is wrong ...
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What is a fortress in Chess?

Throughout this 2016 World Championship match, analysts have made many references to the term "fortress". What does it mean and how can I use it to my advantage?
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Is this a fortress?

I have just played a thoroughly enjoyable game, where in the middlegame I was forced to give up the queen for two minor pieces and defend. After 30 moves and some trades, the situation got simplified ...