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


3.5.3. Doubled Pawns

Doubled pawns are, as a rule, weak, allowing the weaker side to defend successfully in most cases. Above all, when king is sufficiently near! However, the way to salvation is by no means easy due to the many “reefs” lurking underneath the surface. Therefore, a top-level defence must be demonstrated.

The following example is from the game Torre – L. Portisch, Toluca Interzonal, 1982.


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.