Composed Studies E-book: Pawn Endgames K+3P vs K+3P


With pawns on either wing of special importance are those positions where isolated pawns are on adjacent files. The general case was thoroughly analysed by C. Salvioli, as far back as 1887. White to play wins; the winning strategy is very similar to that in example 215. He must force his opponent into the exchange of the pawns on the queenside so as to have “carte blanche” for converting his advantage on the opposite wing.


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.