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 in ability 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 = Lp = 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 initial 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 the full guard of 2a2e.
1h1p hw 2a2e , 1h1p pw 2a2e (many examples)
First created: 20th November 2011
Last updated: 20th November 2011
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