E-book: Basic Endings E-book: Pawn Endgames K+2P vs K+P


In positions with no passed pawn but with a mobile pawn structure, the materially stronger side generally wins easily. The reason is that it has at least one reserve tempo at its disposal. By means of this reserve pawn move the opponent will be forced to leave the opposition at the critical moment and the decisive breakthrough to the rear of the enemy pawn will be accomplished. As a rule, the win with pawns on the central files is quite basic. White wins whoever has the move. The simplest winning plan is to move the king next to the “potential” passed pawn and prepare its advance at the right moment.


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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.