The horse and pawn combination can be considered to be a miniature version of the one chariot and one horse combination. The tactics used are similar except that the pawn is much more limited as compared to the chariot.
As in all pawn endgames, the position of the pawn is a major factor influencing the outcome of the game. For recording purposes,
hp = high pawn, or any pawn that is NOT at the throat rank or bottom rank
bp = bottom pawn, or any pawn that is on the bottom rank or throat rank.
As some of the boards have been prepared long ago, you might see the abbreviation "Lp" to represent low pawn, but they are in equivalent to bp.
As in so many of the other endgames, the king plays a crucial role in helping to control the files.
This page discusses the how the 1h1p combination fares against various combinations of the opponent's defensive pieces. These are the fundamentals!
1h1bp sw 1e , 1h1bp sw 2a , 1h1bp sw 1a1e , 1h1bp pw 2e
First created: 20th November 2011
Last updated: 20th November 2011
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