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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 practise.

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.

You can read more about Key squares in King and pawn endgames if you don’t remember what they are. Also be sure to master the concept of opposition in King and 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.

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