King and pawn endgames involve only kings and pawns on one or both sides. International Master Cecil Purdy said, "Pawn endings are to chess as putting is to golf." Any endgame with pieces and pawns has the possibility of simplifying into a pawn ending.
A good part of this book is devoted to King and Pawn endings,wher e the win is achieved by tur ning a Pawn into a Queen. I agreewith Pur dy, who says, " Without knowing something of the endingKing and Pawn against King, one cannot call oneself a chess player." 2b1af7f3a8