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King and pawn vs. king endgame

Ziryab
fripallofyou wrote:
What should I have done in this position? should I have set the knight trap or try to finesse the situation? I'm sorry I'm quite the beginner.

 

 

Even after you threw away the win, your opponent gave you another chance in the pawn ending.

 

crycat

if the king is In front of the pawn,win,if not,draw.

MARattigan
crycat wrote:

if the king is In front of the pawn,win,if not,draw.

Not quite (e.g. 1...Kg5 in @Zyryab's would draw). See my post #28 for a summary.

Ziryab
MARattigan wrote:
crycat wrote:

if the king is In front of the pawn,win,if not,draw.

Not quite (e.g. 1...Kg5 in @Zyryab's would draw). See my post #28 for a summary.

 

1...Kg5 was played in the game. That’s why I started with the position before this move. 

As others have noted, there was no reason to sacrifice the knight, which could have captured both White pawns.

MARattigan
Ziryab wrote:
MARattigan wrote:
crycat wrote:

if the king is In front of the pawn,win,if not,draw.

Not quite (e.g. 1...Kg5 in @Zyryab's would draw). See my post #28 for a summary.

 

1...Kg5 was played in the game. That’s why I started with the position before this move. 

As others have noted, there was no reason to sacrifice the knight, which could have captured both White pawns.

I wasn't criticising anything in your post (as you say OP blew it twice) - just using it to show @crycat's comment was inaccurate.

Ziryab
MARattigan wrote:
Ziryab wrote:
MARattigan wrote:
crycat wrote:

if the king is In front of the pawn,win,if not,draw.

Not quite (e.g. 1...Kg5 in @Zyryab's would draw). See my post #28 for a summary.

 

1...Kg5 was played in the game. That’s why I started with the position before this move. 

As others have noted, there was no reason to sacrifice the knight, which could have captured both White pawns.

I wasn't criticising anything in your post (as you say OP blew it twice) - just using it to show @crycat's comment was inaccurate.

 

I know.

Your post #28 is excellent.