Basic Motifs Chess Endgames E-book: Basic Endings Must-Know Endings Pawnless


1.5. King and two Knights versus King

6. In this ending a win cannot be forced! The king and two knights may by means of lengthy manoeuvres drive the enemy king into the corner of the board. However, mate is not possible without the help of the opponent. Although Black’s king can only alternate between squares g8-h8-g8, White has no way of crowning his material advantage with a mating attack.



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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.