E-book: Knight Endgames N+P vs 2P


If in an analogous position the black pawn is on the seventh rank a motif defence by stalemate appears. But White usually wins provided the black passed pawn has not crossed the third rank since the black king may be driven out of the corner by the threat of mate. A typical position is shown in the following diagram.


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.