This week’s Endgame Column is about rook vs. pawn. In Sharp Endgames, I have dealt with positions where the White king approaches the Black king and pawn from the side – but this article will focus on positions where the White king attacks the Black pawn from behind.
This week I shall follow up on last week’s column with a knight vs. bishop endgame with focus on the shortest diagonal in front of the pawn. I shall also present a study of my own, with solution to follow next week.
This week I shall continue the treatment of 2N vs. pawn. The knowledge from the second Endgame Column will come to use as you are encouraged to solve 20 exercises to get familiar with the 2 first phases: