In knight and pawn endgames, knights employ strategic maneuvers to capture opponent pawns, while their strength lies in blocking passed pawns rather than chasing them. Due to their inability to lose a tempo, knight and pawn endgames share many similarities with king and pawn endgames.
Typically, knight and pawn endgames result in a draw, as the knight can be exchanged for the pawn. However, for the pawn to advance, the king and knight must work together to cover the squares along its path. If the pawn manages to reach the seventh rank with support from its king and knight, it usually promotes and secures a win.
Have a look at a typical situation that is won by the attacking player: