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  1. 17 Apr '10 00:14
    [Event "Team match"]
    [Site "http://gameknot.com/"]
    [Date "2010.04.16"]
    [White "solangi"]
    [Black "blitzwar0"]
    [WhiteElo "1453"]
    [BlackElo "1444"]


    This game has already been completed and Im curious at to what you all think. First of all my opponent asked for a draw at 45. Would of you accepted this draw or not? Secondly, if you didnt accept the draw what would you of done. After enough feedback Ill tell you all what i chose...thought this might be kind of fun.
  2. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    17 Apr '10 00:25
    21...Rxc1 looked pretty good.
  3. 17 Apr '10 00:28 / 2 edits
    Yea I saw that...who knows why I didnt do it.... would of been crushing.....bleh! That was the major ????????? in the game.
  4. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    17 Apr '10 00:40 / 2 edits
    Black should definitely not accept a draw at move 45. He should play his king to e6 or e8 and play ...g2 the next move. White is going to have to use his rook to stop the pawn, which will tie him down or lead to a rook exchange with white's king too far away.

    After ...g2-g1 and a rook trade, black will win the white h-pawn, and while the white king takes several moves to stop black's h-pawn, the black king has plenty of time to go to the queenside, win the white a-pawn, and escort his own a-pawn home.

    Paul
  5. 17 Apr '10 00:41 / 1 edit
    This game has already been completed and Im curious at to what you all think. First of all my opponent asked for a draw at 45. Would of you accepted this draw or not? Secondly, if you didnt accept the draw what would you of done. After enough feedback Ill tell you all what i chose...thought this might be kind of fun.
    I'm assuming you were Black?

    As Black, I guess I'd have declined the draw offer and played 45...Ke6. I'm guessing Black has the advantage - maybe even a win. But then, this wouldn't be the first endgame I've messed up.

    Edit - Well, I didn't think it through as far as Paul did, but at least I came up with the same move.
  6. 17 Apr '10 00:45
    Originally posted by Mad Rook
    I'm assuming you were Black?

    As Black, I guess I'd have declined the draw offer and played 45...Ke6. I'm guessing Black has the advantage - maybe even a win. But then, this wouldn't be the first endgame I've messed up.
    Ha totally true..i have messed up alot of endgames. ALOT....hence why I was hesitant on accepting the draw. "hmm a draw...I might be able to win..but hmmm man I suck at endgames..Ill probably lose...damn" <----train of thought!
  7. 17 Apr '10 03:30 / 1 edit
    So here is the ending. I didnt accept the draw I saw Ke6 and went for the win.

  8. 17 Apr '10 05:57
    Yeah I really think you have an easy win here. I'm pretty sure he thought so too and he offered a draw in desperation.
  9. 17 Apr '10 06:15
    Yea thats what I believe also. I just knew knowing myself that I might screw it up. Thats the only reason why I even considered it.
  10. 17 Apr '10 12:14 / 2 edits
    I think you took the harder path to the win. Maybe the easier way would have been to do what Paul suggested. Instead of 47...Rxh6, better would be forcing the exchange of rooks via 47...Kf6 48.Kf3 Rg5. White would pretty much be forced to trade the rooks, otherwise the black king just picks off the h-pawn for free.

    As it was, you won the game easily, but if White had found 50.Rg7! instead of playing 50.Rh2, he would still have drawing chances.