Originally posted by ShinidokiI think it is a bit deeper, you have to watchout for black e5 break though
I remember reading somewhere that rook endings with an extra pawn tend to be drawn, yet they can be easily won with 2 rooks...
so with that in mind, lets not trade the rooks...
I would try: Rfc7+ Kd6 Rc5 R1g8 Rcb5 -- and now i dont think there is a way to prevent mate.
Originally posted by vipiuyep! --you posted that in the midst of me editing.....to solve problems though I often find it easier to play any old defence work out the threat, then find the better defence.
I think it is a bit deeper, you have to watchout for black e5 break though
Originally posted by ShinidokiInstead of e5 or Rgg8, Ra1 seems to keep the mate threats at bay. (Rbc7 Ra6)
yep! --you posted that in the midst of me editing.....to solve problems though I often find it easier to play any old defence work out the threat, then find the better defence.
Edit: i light of the mate attack R1g8 must be inferior to the move e5
so...Rc5 e5 Rb6+ Kd7 [Ke7 Rc7+ Rd8 R6b7 exd5+ Kd2 1-0] Rxe6+ Kc8 Ree7
in both of these white end ...[text shortened]... on the 7th with the king trapped on the 8th - if memory serves that should mate, or win a rook.
Originally posted by WulebgrI haven't looked at other replies but I reckon 1. Rb7-c7+ Kb6 2. Rc-e7 Rxe7 3. Rxe7 Rg6 4. f4 and the e5 push is blocked. White has much the better game and gets to march a pawn up the board.
The following game from 1890 ended in a draw by repetition--continuous checks by the rooks. But, white has an extra pawn. Could he have done something with it?
[fen]4r3/1R3R2/2k1p3/3p4/2pP4/2P5/1P2KP2/6r1 w - - 0 45[/fen]