N-283A E-book: Basic Endings E-book: Knight Endgames Must-Know Endings N vs 2P January 14, 2019June 27, 2020 GM Vlatko Kovacevic336 Being “short-legged”, the knight has more difficulty fighting isolated pawns. A sole knight can only block pawns not separated by more than three files. ← Basic EndingsBasic Endings → GM Vlatko KovacevicVlado 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.