The border-line to block the pawn in order to be able to execute mating attack, is pictured in the following diagram. The position is won provided the rook or central pawn has been stopped at least on the fourth rank; the c- or f-pawn must be stopped at the latest on the fifth, whilst b- […]

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3.2.4. Two Knights versus One Pawn Of special significance for the theory of endgame as well as indispensable for acquiring a high-level technique in converting minimal advantages, are endings of two knights against one pawn. In the introductory chapter on elementary endings with minimum mating material, we have seen that two knights cannot force a […]

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