Questions tagged [opposition]

In chess, opposition is a tactical pattern most normally encountered in the endgame when two kings face each other on a rank or file, with only one square in-between them.

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Technique for drawing this king and multiple pawns endgame

Given this position with king and multiple pawns per side (white to move): 3k4/p4ppp/1p2p3/8/8/1P4P1/P3PPKP/8 w - - 0 26 Engines give a 0.0 evaluation. Assuming your opponent plays best moves, my ...
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Definition of opposition

This just came up in my youth chess training. A very general definition of "having the opposition", including even rare cases, is A: All corners of the (axis-parallel) rectangle spanned by ...
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Description of rectangular opposition in Silman's Complete Endgame Course

In Silman's Complete Endgame Course, the author gives this rule in order to gain the Opposition when there isn't a direct connection in between the kings: In this type of situation, the rule is to ...
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Is this selfmate solvable or fixable?

This is a kind of a repost of a fascinating chess problem that appeared yesterday. The original poster got shy or something, and bafflingly deleted his own post, which was beginning to attract some ...
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