Sunday, November 10, 2013

Is it a draw ?

While working on my knowledge module for the king and two pawns vs. king and knight endgame I had to deal with a lot of questions like this.

Given the following position.

Black to move offers a DRAW. Should White accept it ?
White has two passed pawns including a rook pawn where the knight has often trouble with. He also controls the promotion square of the pawn.
But the pawns have still a long way to go and the black king and knight are also placed not so bad.

Black is convinced he can stop the pawns and offers a Draw.

Should White accept it ?

PS: Don't cheat be looking it up in a table base like most of the engines do ...