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E-book: Knight Endgames N+3P vs N+3P

 

A somewhat more complicated win by preventing the reduction of material is illustrated by the ending of the game Mikenas – Zagorjanski, USSR, 1946. Although Black is already threatening to exchange one pawn, his main threat is to penetrate with his king via f5 and g4 in order to eliminate the kingside pawns. White to play wins by restraining the activity of the enemy king and gradually pushing it away from his pawns. The ultimate goal is eliminating the pawns on the kingside exploiting the fact that the tied down black knight cannot come to their rescue.

 




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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