Pawn endings (3) - Some remarks about lost points.
The third post in this little series is the example of a pawn ending lost by a weaker player out of a better position.
- Keep king and pawn coordinated.
- Try to acticate your pawn majority. A rule that nearly always holds: Attack on the side where you are stronger! In pawn endings this means creating a passed pawn, best a protected passed pawn.
- The more distant pawn is often winning by deactivating the opponents king.
I hope this is entertaining for you and animates to do some work about pawn endings. It is clearly manageable to go through the pawn endings chapter of a good book. You will not only win strength in those endings but also in a lot of positions where you are better able to judge how to exchange to your advantage.