Originally posted by Jake Ellison
Looking at some of these high rated matches I can never work out why they are over. For example:
How is that a victory for white? I must be missing something, but it looks to me like black, while maybe not in the best postion, has hardly lost the game. And why 34. c3?
When white made that one pawn move (c3), that blocked any attack on the white pawn threatening promotion at b. White now trades Rook for Rook, and black has no way to stop the pawn from promoting. White will now be up with a queen and bishop against the Rook.
Black to move
(Actually, there may be no bishop left on the board if black decides to trade his rook for the rook and bishop, but black still can't guard against the promotion of the pawn to a queen. I treated this as white to move..