King on the 6th, Pawn on 5th Wins

In a king and pawn endgame…

King on the 6th rank, pawn on the 5th rank (not on the a or h file) wins regardless of whose turn it is to move. The king on the 6th rank uses the opposition to push the opposing king aside.

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The white pawn will promote.

The black king can stop the white pawn if the pawn is on the a or h file.

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