N-476

  Also a better knight position may result in great positional superiority – sufficient for a win. A dominant knight may very often provide considerable spatial advantage and better king position by fixing and constantly attacking the enemy pawns whilst restraining the activity of the enemy king. This superiority will gradually be transformed into a...


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N-475

  Better king position is also of great importance in knight endings with equal material. This is most often transformed into a tangible spatial advantage. However, true mastery is needed in order to exploit this slight positional superiority. The stronger side must observe the following fundamental strategic principles: gradual occupation of space, restraining of the...


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N-473

  In knight endings with more pawns, given material equality, a win is also possible due to positional superiority. A decisive positional advantage sufficient for a win may stem from a very broad range of features. We shall examine one by one as follows: the importance of spatial advantage, breakthrough, the better king position, the...


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N-472

  We shall conclude the examination of typical knight endings of four against three pawns on the same wing by considering the classical position which R. Fine had attempted to define way back in 1941. Y. Averbakh and the “Encyclopaedia” uncritically repeat R. Fine’s analyses accepting the assertion that such positions are won as a...


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