6.1 King and pawn versus King


There are simple positions which need a lot of words to be described. But there are pictures with colored squares!:


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Diagram 1: With a white pawn on a yellow square: (=/=)-position. With a white pawn on a green square: Nullzug position with advantage for White, (+/=)


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Diagram 2: White to move: With a pawn on a green square White wins. An a- or h-pawn is only a draw.


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Diagram 3: Black to move: Black can stop every white pawn on the second row.


6.2 King and b-pawn versus King


With a b-pawn on the second rank and a white king on e1 the outcome of the game depends on the position of the black king:


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Diagram 4: With a black king on a yellow square: (=/=). With a black king on a green square: (+/=)-position or nullzug-position with advantage for White. With a black king on a light grey square: (+/-)-position or winning position for White


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Diagram 5, White to move: With the black king on a yellow square: (=/=). With a black king on a green square: (+/=]-position, i.e. White wins.


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Diagram 6, Black to move: With the black king on a yellow square: (=/=). With a black king on a red square: [+/-)-position, i.e. White wins.


Fundemental Positions and Color Codes


Farbcode


Color codes for the Representation of Positional Types without taking care of the right to move


List of examples