N-361A

E-book: Knight Endgames N+P vs N

 

When the black king takes an active part in defence and its knight controls the square in front of the pawn, then even the optimal position of the white king is not sufficient for breaking the blockade. As in the case with the c-pawn, Black can defend in two basic ways – with the king behind or in front of the pawn. Black’s defence from the back rank draws easily provided Black succeeds in achieving the two-fold control of the critical square d7. Naturally, the black knight must be placed diagonally with respect to the enemy king!

 




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.

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