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Jeremy Silman Endgame

Lone King vs. Knight and Rook-Pawn on the 6th or 7th

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  • 14 months ago

    IM attilaturzo

  • 14 months ago

    Ronliv

    Useful Advice...When you have to guard your pawn with your Knight in this kind of endgame, it's usually correct to defend the pawn from behind and not from the front or the side. Why? Because an undefended Knight on the side or front allows the defending King to capture it and still be in a position where the pawn can be stopped. Capturing a Knight that's behind it's pawn allows the pawn to turn into a Queen.

    White wins these types of positions by taking control of the queening square with his Knight.

  • 14 months ago

    Ronliv

    Rule: A Knight and a safe pawn vs. a lone King is always a win for the material advantage, except when the extra pawn and that rook pawn is on the 7th rank...in Diagram 120, Black is doomed, even though he has the move.

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