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Zugzwang: reserve tempo

In this lesson we introduce a new theme. We put the opponent into zugzwang with the help of a subtle pawn move, a so-called reserve tempo.

In examples 1 and 2 we see how white wins the game thanks to a reserve tempo. In Example 3, Black uses a reserve tempo to achieve a draw.

What do you have to do?

With the help of a reserve tempo, bring the other party into zugzwang and then bring your passed pawn to the opposite side.

Are you the defending side? Then use reserve tempo to make a draw.

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