Chess Lessons, ENDGAME, PAWN

King in front of the Pawn having the opposition

King in front of the Pawn having the opposition

What happens when the King of the side with the extra pawn is in front of the Pawn but hasn’t yet reached the 6th (3rd for Black) rank?

Rule 3: King is in front of the Pawn and has the opposition.

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Chess Lessons, ENDGAME, PAWN

Opposition

Opposition and zugzwang

Opposition and zugzwang are two of the most important elements of the pawn endgames. It is very important to study them in details and to learn and understand some basic positions.

Rule 2: Taking the opposition.

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