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  1. 30 Oct '09 13:10
    I found this quite funny. Game 6732481



    Black played on for another 18 moves trying to win it.

    He should not have taken the last White pawn then he has a chance for
    a win.



    Try this: It took me 4 tries before I got it.

    http://www.chessvideos.tv/endgame-training/two-knights-vs-pawn.php
  2. 30 Oct '09 13:22 / 1 edit
    Huh, the second position is drawn - either you take the pawn, or you lose a Knight? Except when the White pawn is moving up the board, which is the case.
  3. 30 Oct '09 13:30
    People are complaining about the difficulty of B+N mates, but this is far worse. I remember a GM messing up the 2N vs. P a few years ago (anybody knows of such a game?), and quite righteously so.
  4. 30 Oct '09 13:33 / 2 edits
    I know - it's all very odd. White had chances to take the Knight but never did.
    I think he perhaps wanted to see if Black would play on.

    But the moment Black took the pawn it was drawn.

    Spin the board- is that a Black win?

    Have to tried that test?
  5. 30 Oct '09 13:36
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    I know - it's all very odd. White had chances to take the Knight but never did.
    I think he perhaps wanted to see if Black would play on.

    But the moment Black took the pawn it was drawn.

    Spin the board the 180 - is that a Black win?

    Have to tried that test?
    As said above, if the board is flipped, Black immediately loses a Knight or has to capture the pawn.

    The White King can march to the Kingside unhindered in the game example, and the pawn is already past the Troitzky line (look up the Wikipedia article which seems fairly comprehensive)... it's a draw.
  6. 30 Oct '09 13:47
    I've got myself all mixed up by flipping the view on my Winboard.
    I had White going down the board.

    On that test it's a Knight's pawn.



    White wins with the pawn trapped on the 6th rank.
    In the game Black has the Knight's pawn stopped on the 5th rank
    so he does have winning chances.