Basic Motifs E-book: Rook and Minor Piece Endgames Important Endings R+P vs N


Rook and pawn versus knight Such a big material advantage usualy leads to easy win. But sometimes positional disadvantages, such as bad king’s or rook’s position, can result in a draw if the weaker side manages to block the pawn. With king next to the pawn winning is easy. In this instructive example black knight is placed ideally but cannot offer resistance.


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.