N-369

  Sometimes White may win by “stalemating” the enemy knight. This motif is very important in knight endings. Black to play draws easily by activating the knight with 1…Ng6+ 2.Kf6 Nh4. However, White to play wins by hemming in the enemy knight by the rim of the chess-board and gradually advancing the pawn. Black’s position...


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N-368

  Occasionally when the black knight is excluded from play and the king cut off from the pawn, a win is possible even with the pawn in its initial position. We conclude this chapter with two curious positions. White wins whoever has the move since Black cannot prevent the advance of the pawn all the...


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N-367A

  We can easily deduce that the prospects of winning are the slimmer the farther the b-pawn is from the promotion square. However, when the king is far away and the knight passively placed on the rim, the stronger side may win even with the pawn on the third rank. Such an instructive ending occurred...


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