Lesson 5: King & Pawn Basic Endgames, GM Tejas Bakre, Cyberchess Lectures, 2008
LESSON 5: King & Pawn Basic Endgames:
In pawn endgames kings and pawns are the only pieces at the board. Despite the simple composition of material this type of endgame requires a precise play. Pawns endgames often occur in tournaments and you should therefore gain a very good basic knowledge of these endgames. In addition, this knowledge is very important for other endgames.
Rule of Opposition ------------- Opposition is characterised by kings facing each other one square apart. The king which has not to move is in opposition which - generally speaking - is favourable