Originally posted by vivifyInstead of 42 Rxpawn, K-g6 threatens mate and could even have lead to a draw if black goes R-f8, white has perpet so king has to go to f8 which brings on a lot of checks which could even make the game last longer than it did.
Yeah, that was something I wanted to avoid.
Originally posted by vivifyWhat mate? White has h2 as a flight square.
You know what, now that I'm looking at it, I probably should've moved the f8 rook to e8. From there, it would've been mate in 2, by moving the g7 pawn, or a rook swap, which probably would've made him resign, judging by how much white wanted to keep the rook.
Yeah, rook to e8 should've been my move. Funny how it seems so simple now.
Originally posted by vivifyI think ...Rd8 followed by doubling rooks on the seventh might lead to the quickest win. I haven't calculated anything out but it seems right to bring your inactive piece into the game before trying any checkmates.
Whoops, you're right. Maybe that's why I didn't choose that move.