Monday, November 1, 2010

Two Knights Endgame

The Endgame K+N+N vs K is a Draw.

If the player with the lone king plays correctly, it is not possible to corner him to the corner. For example:
White: Kg6, Ne5, Nf5
Black: Kg8
White to play

1. Nf5-e7+ Kg8-f8
(here if black plays the blunder 1......Kg8-h8?? then white can give mate with Ne5-f7#)
After Kg8-f8, white cannot force the black king to the corner and black can claim a draw after the 50th move.

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