The tricky knight

12/15/2009 – Many amateur players have enormous respect for the knight, to a great extent as a result of painful experience. In an analysis of his Bundesliga game against Wattenscheid at the weekend, GM Karsten Müller shows that the knight can show off its tactical abilities not only in the middlegame but also in the endgame. In the position in the diagram, it was Black's move, and it looks as though all he has to do to win the game is to advance his queenside pawns. But, which pawn should he advance? What do you think? 55...b3 or 55...c3? The solution is here, but first ponder over it with a  larger version of the diagram.

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