N-466

  We may easily deduce that in knight endings of four against three pawns on the same wing the prospects of the weaker side to save the game will be considerably better. However, many authorities on the matter – R. Fine, L. Portisch and Y. Averbakh, as well as the “Encyclopaedia” generally erroneously consider the […]

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N-342

  Converting advantage into victory is much more difficult when the pawn is on the b- or g-file. Let us consider a typical position with the pawn on the seventh rank, analyzed by J. Kling as far back as 1867. Although the white king supports his pawn, the road to victory is not in the […]

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N-340

  3.4. Knight and One Pawn versus Knight A pawn surplus in knight endings usually constitutes huge advantage since it is generally sufficient for the win. Perhaps it may seem paradoxical but is nevertheless true: the one pawn advantage is most easily realized in knight endings, even more easily than in pawn ending proper! There […]

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N-323

  A most instructive draw denouement occurred in the game Tseshkovski – Bagirov, Lvov, 1978. Despite his pawns being blocked, White to play draws transposing into a position where the knight defends the pawn from the unfavourable front side! Salvation is possible thanks to the black king being momentarily too far away from the action […]

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