Originally posted by paulbuchmanfromficsWhile we are waiting for specialists I would say that I would rather be white here. But probably I am missing something. I would try to occupy his king and knight with three connected passed pawns and try to take my queen on the h-file.
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Can he win this?
This is not a test.
I would really just like to know if correct play is a forced draw or not.
Originally posted by paulbuchmanfromficsDid you try 1.a4!? N:b2 2.a5 Na4 (or Nc4) 3.a6 ...
I played two blitz games with my friend from the diagram.
With white, I won but only by luck. He snagged the h pawn, and I sacked the b pawn to get the queening square for my king. I then would have queened on c8.
With black, I managed to draw it (mostly luck).
I removed one of the queenside pawns with my knight. I then blockaded the re ...[text shortened]... .
* The columns have been made into a couple books as well (Chess Endgame Lessons 1 & 2).