Basic Motifs E-book: Basic Endings E-book: Pawn Endgames K+P vs K Must-Know Endings


If white king is placed on the sixth rank in front of the pawn, the game is always won ( the only exception naturally being the rook’s pawns ) . The vital difference in regard to the previous examples is that White has at his disposal a “reserve” pawn move enabling him to “regain” the opposition and control the critical squares in front of the pawn.



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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.