E-book: Rook and Minor Piece Endgames R+P vs N


Similar positions with the rook pawn are much harder to defend. Without enough squares to maneuver Black loses in almost every case, even if white pawn is on a7 where there is no way around for white king. That is because black knight is in corner so White doesn’t need his pawn.


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.