Originally posted by CrawlIceI agree. Knights do so well with pawns on one side of the board--better than bishops, usually. Black's outside pawn isn't a problem. White shouldn't advance his pawns too quickly, though. He wants to keep them as far as possible from Black's King for tempi purposes. Black will be forced to make a decision: protect his passed pawn or help on the King-side with the pawns. Either way, Black's King can't be in both places. The knight can move quickly (compared to the King) and will be the key here.
There are too many variations. But white gets the N back into play on the Kside and either double-attacks some black pawn or, through judicious posting, blocks the black K from advancing at a point where the white K can attack a pawn.
In other words, this should be a clear win for white.
Originally posted by yashsr44.Na6 d4 45.Ke2 anything
I and my opponent kept offering each other a draw but the other kept rejecting it. Finally, he accepted my draw offer. My question is, did I have a better chance of winning this one or did my opponent have a good chance? He was a knight up and I was a pawn up, I believe I could have won this one, what do you think?
Originally posted by yashsryups it would take several moves to promote a pawn and depending on the timebank it might take months. With accurate play, I believe white can win but depending on his endgame, not gaurantees.
Thanks Rahimk for the analysis and for congratulating me on the second game.
My opponent said he knew he had a upper hand but he said it would take too much effort for him to win, atleast another 25 moves plus he said that wasn't an guarantee that he wouldn't screw the game, so he thought accepting the offer was a good deal..
Originally posted by RahimKWhite with a strong endgame would have won. Knights can do wonders against pawns. Lucky to get the draw
yups it would take several moves to promote a pawn and depending on the timebank it might take months. With accurate play, I believe white can win but depending on his endgame, not gaurantees.
You are welcome.