E-book: Pawn Endgames Important Endings K+3P vs K+2P


It is important to know that Black always wins in an analogous position with the white pawns on the fourth rank – even when he has to leave the ideal defensive square b7. When White has the move the position is crystal-clear since on any pawn move the black king will get in front of the pawn e.g. 1.a5 Ka6 or 1.b5 Kb6 or 1.c5 Kc6 forcing the rival into zugzwang. Black to move also wins provided he grasps an important detail i.e. that the squares a6 and c6 are “taboo”.


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