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


When Black has doubled pawns even blockade cannot save the game since White will by exchanging one pawn transpose into a winning ending of two pawns versus one pawn. Let us take a look at the ending Charousek – Kosterka, Prague, 1897, which had been considered drawn for more than half a century. Only in 1952 did F. Dederle prove that White wins despite his opponent having the opposition.


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.