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


When there is no possibility of advancing pawns by a tempo, symmetry most times results lethal for the player who has the move. In order to completely understand this type of position we should get familiar with the following position of mutual zugzwang on both wings. The kings have occupied their ideal respective defensive positions and are ready to halt the opponent’s pawns. Therefore, any move entails a deterioration of the position. Whoever is to move – loses!


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.