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


The weaker side may successfully defend against the protected passed pawn on the fifth rank even in the exceptionally difficult situations when its pieces are very passive. A study by Y. Averbakh, 1955, also bears witness to this assertion. The author claims that Black to play draws, while White to play wins. But the latter part of the assertion is not true! Black to play draws easily since his king is able to achieve in time control of the critical square e6.


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.