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The last pawn: king behind the pawn

In this and subsequent lessons, we will look at positions in which the king stands in front of its own pawn.

As in the previous lesson, we will see that having the opposition determines the outcome. If the defending party has opposition, then they hold a draw. If the side with the extra pawn has opposition, then they win. Of course, in all situations you have to keep playing the right moves to achieve the desired result. In examples 1, 2 and 3 you can see what that looks like.

If you master the technique in examples 2 and 3, this will earn you many points in your games! So practice this well in the coming tasks.

What do you have to do?

Is it your move and do you only have a king? Make a draw. Is it your move and you have a pawn more? Then go for victory. Try to exploit opposition.

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