The Pawn Endings-3: Typical Pawn Structures: Protected Passed Pawn-the exceptional position


As we already learnt in previous topic that the protected passed pawn gives win. In this case it\’s an exceptional!

White to play:
1. Kd6  Kb8 2.Kc6  Kc8 3.b7+  Kb8 4.Kb6 stalemate. White can\’t capture the a6 pawn.

Black to play:
1.Kb8  Kc6 2.Kc8  b7+ 3.Kb8  Kb6 stalemate. Game is drawn.

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