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


Let’s prove that Averbakh’s conclusion from the previous example can apply for all cases with the rook pawn and black knight in front of it. Black loses as he cannot connect his pieces. Relatively simple is the position with pawn on a4 (V. Kovačević 2004.)


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.