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  1. 17 Feb '09 03:00
    Is it possible to win in a K,R,NvsR,K endgame?
  2. Standard member zakkwylder
    Mouth for war
    17 Feb '09 03:16
    If you have a Knight, then there's always a forking oppurtunity. Granted I don't like the odds but it is possible.
  3. 17 Feb '09 03:16
    Originally posted by endgamer
    Is it possible to win in a K,R,NvsR,K endgame?
    yes, but I think your question is it possible to force checkmate. I don't know the answer to that question.
  4. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    17 Feb '09 03:21
    Although I'm not positive, I can say im 99.98% sure it cannot be forced.
  5. Standard member zakkwylder
    Mouth for war
    17 Feb '09 03:27
    I'm fairly sure it could, but it may take too many moves and the opponent could most likely claim a draw before it happened.
  6. 17 Feb '09 04:31 / 1 edit
    If there is no immediate way to win material, it is a draw with best play from both sides.
  7. 17 Feb '09 11:52 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by endgamer
    Is it possible to win in a K,R,NvsR,K endgame?
    From Wikipedia : -
    "Rook and a knight versus a rook: this is a theoretical draw, but Judit Polgar lost a famous game to Garry Kasparov when she blundered in a quickplay finish (a sudden death time control) (Nunn 2007:159–61,165). There are five cases that are wins when the defending king is restricted to the edge of the board (Grivas 2008:257)."
    Game was in 1996.
  8. Subscriber AttilaTheHorn
    Erro Ergo Sum
    17 Feb '09 12:46
    According. to the book Fundamental Chess Endings by Muller and Lamprecht, it is a draw. However their opinion is that it is worth playing on if the defending king is confined near the edge of the board. If it is in the corner, the chances of winning are good. The game J. Polgar-Kasparov mentioned in an earlier post was referred to.
  9. 17 Feb '09 14:57
    For fun, the game in question:

    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1070866
  10. 17 Feb '09 19:38 / 1 edit
    gameid=5999430?

    Checkmate

    Edit: never mind, noticed too late that this is a riddle...