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Knight or 3 Pawns?

  • #21

    on one tournament once i had 4 pawns (h,g,f,d) against knight, there were rooks too and my opponent had one pawn e or f i do not remember. i could not win. once this knight starts jumping all over the board that is worst thing you might get in one chess game...

  • #22

    I would rather be K with two pawns against K and knight. The reason is, the king and knight cannot win, the best is a draw. But if you have king and two pawns against king and knight you have at least a draw, maybe a win. Earlier, in the game, and/or with more material on the board it might be different, as others have pointed out.

  • #23
    1.e4 e5 2.Ne2 (Alapin Opening (i play this rarely)) Nf6 3.d4 (if black tries to win an extra pawn it would result in a fast draw) Nxe4 f3 4.Qh4+!? g3 5.Nxg3 Nxg3 6.exd4 (and it's knight vs 3 pawns, but the thing is white is winning with best play (maybe))
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