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


A far more complex case was elaborated by N. Grigoriev in a study published in 1954. The white b-pawn is blockading two enemy pawns. However, should the white king move away, this would permit Black to achieve counterplay by the d-pawn. Yet, White to play wins. The strategy is very similar to that in the preceding example: White will by “stalemating” the enemy king bring his opponent into zugzwang forcing a weakening of his pawn structure.


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.