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  1. Standard member Wulebgr
    Angler
    21 Nov '05 04:51
    Does white have sufficient advantage to win?

  2. 21 Nov '05 05:01
    I say yes. Better pawns, rook and king.
  3. Standard member Wulebgr
    Angler
    21 Nov '05 05:39
    Originally posted by RahimK
    I say yes. Better pawns, rook and king.
    How?
  4. Standard member TippedKing
    Blunder Grandmaster
    21 Nov '05 06:23
    What follows is certainly 'a way' you can win it. White basically sacrifices its weakest pawn to move up and promote its best pawn. Black cannot prevent the promotion and has to give up the rook to remove white's new queen. White then exploits the material advantage to win the game.

    This was done in Fritz with the end game tablebases. When you start seeing the # signs in the notation is when the tablebases have kicked in.

    Hopefully this is not a game in progress.

    1. Kf5 Rxf3+ {3.64/14}
    2. Ke6 Ra3 {4.77/14}
    3. d6 Ra6 {5.89/14}
    4. Ke7 Kg7 {5.82/15}
    5. d7 Ra8 {#23/8}
    6. d8=Q Rxd8 {#20/2}
    7. Kxd8+ Kh6 {#28/2}
    8. e5 {#28/3} fxe5 {#27/2}
    9. Kc7 {#27/1} Kg5 {#27/1}
    10. Kd6 {#26/1} Kf4 {#26/1}
    11. Rh7 {#25/1} e4 {#25/1}
    12. Kd5 {#24/1} e3 {#24/1}
    13. Kc4 {#23/1} e2 {#23/1}
    14. Re7 {#22/1} h4 {#21/1}
    15. Kd3 {#21/1} e1=Q {#20/1}
    16. Rxe1 {#20/1} h3 {#20/1}
    17. Ke2 {#19/1} Kg3 {#19/1}
    18. Rg1+ {#18/1} Kf4 {#18/1}
    19. Kf2 {#17/1} Ke4 {#16/1}
    20. Rh1 {#16/1} Kd3 {#15/1}
    21. Rxh3+ {#15/1} Ke4 {#15/1}
    22. Rh1 {#14/1} Kd4 {#13/1}
    23. Rh5 {#13/1} Ke4 {#13/1}
    24. Ke2 {#12/1} Kf4 {#11/1}
    25. Kd3 {#11/1} Kg4 {#11/1}
    26. Re5 {#10/1} Kf4 {#10/1}
    27. Rd5 {#9/1} Kg3 {#8/1}
    28. Ke3 {#8/1} Kg4 {#8/1}
    29. Rc5 {#7/1} Kg3 {#7/1}
    30. Rg5+ {#6/1} Kh4 {#6/1}
    31. Kf4 {#5/1} Kh3 {#5/1}
    32. Kf3 {#4/1} Kh2 {#4/1}
    33. Rf5 {#3/1} Kg1 {#2/1}
    34. Rh5 {#2/1} Kf1 {#2/1}
    35. Rh1# {#1/1} 1-0
  5. 21 Nov '05 09:23
    Originally posted by Wulebgr
    How?
    The ideal place for a rook in the endgame is behind a passed pawn, yours or your opponents. If white can manuever his rook behind the passed d pawn he should be able to ensure victory in any one of a number of ways.
  6. 21 Nov '05 10:37
    Originally posted by Wulebgr
    Does white have sufficient advantage to win?

    [fen]6k1/1R6/5p2/3P3p/4PK2/5P2/8/5r2 w[/fen]
    just simply it and you win...exchange ur rooks and go for the h pawn..
  7. Standard member Wulebgr
    Angler
    21 Nov '05 12:20 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by blitzkrieg33
    The ideal place for a rook in the endgame is behind a passed pawn, yours or your opponents. If white can manuever his rook behind the passed d pawn he should be able to ensure victory in any one of a number of ways.
    See game 1 in Irving Chernev's The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played.


    Originally posted by TippedKing
    Hopefully this is not a game in progress.

    It is not. The game finished.

    It ended here: