Ending #8: The power of Knight; A Knight vs Pawn ending.

Ending #8: The power of Knight; A Knight vs Pawn ending.

DoctorStrange
DoctorStrange
Nov 18, 2015, 2:12 AM |
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In this blog I am going to show you a good example of the power of the Knight in dealing with Pawns in a close position, and when he has a pawn in assistance;

The position:


The forces are equal, white moves and wins:

And mates the next move:

The general idea is to keep the King confined, while exhausting the movement of the free Pawns. Then, when A and B Pawns are forced into motion, Black necessarily drifts into mate. At the same time, of course ...g5 and g4 must not be allowed too soon; and as the Knight cannot gain or lose a move, the opposition of the Kings must be duly considered as when it is taken from black by moves 4, 5, and 6. One of Recichelm's most instructive compositions.