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The Seesaw and the Stairway Maneuver
A couple of months ago Dana Mackenzie published an instructive article¬†about the technique required to succeed in a classic king-and-queen-vs-king-and-rook endgame. He decided to call that maneuver the Seesaw. Let me show you why¬†he did so and then how I came to discover the Stairway maneuver. [fen cal=Rf4f5,Rf5e4,Re4e6,Re6d5,Rd5d7,Rd7c6,Rc6c8]8/8/8/8/4q2k/8/5R1K/8 w -…

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