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