N-274

  The battle between the knight and a rook’s pawn is the most dramatic. If the knight cannot stop it before the seventh rank, then salvation can only be brought about by setting up an impenetrable barrier as in examples 261 and 268. A very instructive study on the theme was composed by N. Grigoriev […]

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N-261

  Although the most unfavourable situation for the knight involves a position with a rook’s pawn on the seventh rank, the knight may set up a sufficiently resistant barricade and draw provided its king is not too far away. Owing to the specific geometry of the knight’s leap as well as the peculiarity of double […]

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MP-932A

  If the weaker side’s king cannot get in front of the pawn on time, and is forced to defend on its backside, the chances of escape are considerably smaller. But, when the Black king has a supporting knight to “keep an eye” on the pawn, chances to escape are much better.   ← Basic […]

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N-268

When the white king approaches the a-pawn from the kingside and not along the a- b- or c-file, the knight can set up a very resistant barrier. Independently whether the knight be on b6 or c7 (as in example 261).   White king needs three moves to attack the knight. To save the game, black […]

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