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  1. 31 Dec '06 03:38
    Game 2952973

    I offered the draw and he accepted. I think he could have possibly won. Anyone agree?
  2. 31 Dec '06 03:42
    To elaborate, had he brought his king to the middle of the board and then exchanged pawns, he could have penetrated with his king afterwards. No?
  3. 31 Dec '06 03:56
    Originally posted by dmnelson84
    To elaborate, had he brought his king to the middle of the board and then exchanged pawns, he could have penetrated with his king afterwards. No?
    I think this is a draw.

    Of course you could find a way to lose it if you were trying, but I think you can hold the position if you want. Also, he can hold the position if prevent you from winning.

    If he advances his pawn on column d, you could just sit back and wait, making him take one of your pawns. Then when you recapture, his King still cannot break through. If you did not sit back and way, you can still capture the pawn, but that gives you a passed pawn that he has to deal with. I don't know where that will lead, but I think he would be hesitant to give you that opportunity.

    All you need to do is move your king back and forth and he can't break through. Likewise, if he keeps his king near, you can't move your knight at all. If you offer him a trade by moving to g1, I think he benefits from the trade and might make something of his two passed pawns now that he can press forward with his king. I haven't looked carefully at that, but I would probably take a draw from either side of the board in this game.
  4. Standard member Dies Irae
    I Love U
    31 Dec '06 03:57
    It looks like a draw. Either of you could have ruined your positions if you wanted to, but as it stands, it looks like a draw to me.
  5. 31 Dec '06 04:07 / 1 edit
    Thanks for the responses.
  6. 31 Dec '06 04:15
    black is winning, but it's hard to convert to a win
  7. Standard member wargamer66
    Steve B.
    31 Dec '06 05:52
    Draw, as long as you keep his king from penetrating at f4 and g4. Black isn't winning here.
  8. 02 Jan '07 07:17
    Originally posted by dmnelson84
    Game 2952973

    I offered the draw and he accepted. I think he could have possibly won. Anyone agree?
    you were the only 1 that could have altered the game reason being all your pieces were on white and he had a black bishop where you had a knight
  9. 02 Jan '07 07:18
    Originally posted by dmnelson84
    Game 2952973

    I offered the draw and he accepted. I think he could have possibly won. Anyone agree?
    but yes a draw
  10. Standard member Mctaytoonline
    Highlander
    02 Jan '07 20:09
    Originally posted by dmnelson84
    Game 2952973

    I offered the draw and he accepted. I think he could have possibly won. Anyone agree?
    To all this debate it was also 4.am
    I figured that other than falling on ones sword it was a draw as both parties needed his opponent to help him win
  11. 02 Jan '07 20:13
    Hey Mctatyto, thanks for the late night chess. It was a pleasure.
  12. Standard member Mctaytoonline
    Highlander
    03 Jan '07 23:39
    Originally posted by dmnelson84
    Hey Mctatyto, thanks for the late night chess. It was a pleasure.
    Most enjoyable
    Next time I will have match sticks to hold my eyes open