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


2.1.3. Rook against a knight and a pawn

Ususally these positions end in a draw after black gives up a pawn and enters some standard draw position. But in special cases, where the knight is cut off from his king or there are some mating threats, winning is possible. We will see a simple case (M. Liburkin 1938.)

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.