Originally posted by Romanticus
Seems easy enough,right?Well,three times now I had this endgame (me with the pawns) and each time I drew.I'm now practising it against fritz but without success so far.
Try it if you're up to the challenge
White to move
[fen]8/r7/6Pk/5R1P/8/6K1/8/8 w - - 0 1[/fen]
I'm terrible at endgames, but I'm ordering Silman's Complete Endgame Course
tonight, I swear!!
And now for my cheater, cheater, pants on fire routine... www.shredderchess.com calls this a win in 35. You can input the problem here:
Interesting! It seems that with correct play, neither the king nor the rook can take the h-pawn without letting the g-pawn run loose, forcing an eventual exchange of rooks. Honestly, I'd be S.O.L. in this position OTB.