B+P vs N Basic Motifs E-book: Basic Endings E-book: Minor Piece Endgames


There are many similarities between positions with the central pawn and corresponding to positions with c- or b-pawns, so that for positions with the d-pawn detailed explanations are not necessary. To illustrate this, we shall look into a typical position with the pawn on the seventh rank, where the white king controls critical squares in front of the pawn, while Black defends from the rear (Averbakh, 1955) .


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Vlado Kovacevic is a chess grandmaster and an endgame expert. He very successfully competed on the national team. From 2000 – 2004, he acted as selector of the Croatian Men’s national team. He is also a well-known chess author.