In a similar pawn structure prospects of winning are much better when king is beside potential passed pawn since then its advance will allow creation of an extremely dangerous passed pawn on the sixth rank. The ending of the game V. Goldenov – Kan, USSR, 1946, is of great theoretical interest. This ending is erroneously assessed by all the greatest authorities – from the famous Paul Keres to Yuri Averbakh, including the contemporary “Encyclopaedia of Chess Endings” as well! Although he threatens to create a dangerous passed pawn, Black to move cannot win despite the enemy knight being far away from the theatre of main action.
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