How to play knight vs. pawn chess endings

In this type of endings the goal of the stronger side is to reach a draw. But if you play knight vs. pawn ending and your opponent has a pawn on a-column or h-column then you can get into serious troubles sometimes.

Let’s look at some examples:

But this position is a draw:

This position is also a draw:

So how is it possible to win this type of ending if you are the side with a pawn? The answer lies in the situation when the opponent’s knight does not have access to the promoting square. See this example:

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2 Responses to “How to play knight vs. pawn chess endings”

  1. chessx says:

    Thanks for showing us these endings.
    One wrong move in the ending is normally
    all you get,no time to recover.

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