How to take advantage of key squares in King and pawn endgames, how to win the endgame with the opposition, how to win the endgame when your King is on the sixth rank, how to defend King and pawn endgames… It is time now to put all these principles into practice and test your knowledge in pawn endgames.
Let’s recap the main principles one more time:
- With the extra pawn, always try to put your King in front of the pawn, get the opposition and move your King to the sixth rank.
- Against the extra pawn, try to move your King to the square in front of the pawn. This ensures a draw most of the times.
- Defending against the Rook pawn is usually easy: go to the promotion square.
Test Yourself In Pawn Endgames
At the end of the previous sequence, White’s King is in front of the pawn and has the opposition. This is enough to secure a draw.
Now you can test yourself on a tricky Rook pawn endgame.