King and Pawn

The king and pawn endgame is the most common endgame that you will come across and the easiest to learn. Knowing how to effectively win and defend correctly in a king and pawn endgame will make decisions in your middle game much easier.

Keep in mind if the kings are on the same file and are two spaces between each other, whoever moves second has the advantage (this concept is discussed more in-depth in the video below).

One of the big mistakes that white usually makes is moving from a winning position into a stalemate. Always watch where you are going to make sure you don’t make this mistake.

Click the video below to watch a detailed explanation on the king and pawn endgame and then practice yourself.

Practice this end game from different positions below.