Originally posted by dmnelson84
To elaborate, had he brought his king to the middle of the board and then exchanged pawns, he could have penetrated with his king afterwards. No?
I think this is a draw.
Of course you could find a way to lose it if you were trying, but I think you can hold the position if you want. Also, he can hold the position if prevent you from winning.
If he advances his pawn on column d, you could just sit back and wait, making him take one of your pawns. Then when you recapture, his King still cannot break through. If you did not sit back and way, you can still capture the pawn, but that gives you a passed pawn that he has to deal with. I don't know where that will lead, but I think he would be hesitant to give you that opportunity.
All you need to do is move your king back and forth and he can't break through. Likewise, if he keeps his king near, you can't move your knight at all. If you offer him a trade by moving to g1, I think he benefits from the trade and might make something of his two passed pawns now that he can press forward with his king. I haven't looked carefully at that, but I would probably take a draw from either side of the board in this game.