In my own games I have encountered a knight v three pawns more than once and each time I have failed, both with the knight and with the pawns. Here is a problem that i encountered. Can anyone help me with the correct approach, that is the correct thought process, maybe highlighting key squares, commenting on the relative position of the kings and how it affects the position and outlining the winning plan.
I have searched even that god forsaken tome Dovertskys endgame manual (spit ding) and all the net and can find nothing about three pawns and king v knight and king. If I knew how to use table bases I could maybe find the solution but I don't and even if i did it would it help? so I am left shuffling pieces about aimlessly with little understanding. If anyone can impart a little understanding I would appreciate it - regards Robbie.
white to play and probably win