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


There is an important difference in positions where Black uses the seventh-rank knight defence. In a similar position with the c-pawn Black draws regardless of who is to move. Here again Black to move draws by repetition: 1.. .Nd6+ 2.Ke7 Nc8+ ( Also possible 2…Nf5+. ) or gains a pawn. But White to move wins because Black is incapable of defence by stalemate!


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GM Vlatko Kovacevic

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.