Originally posted by greenpawn34
I have a hook screwed into the ceiling of my study.
In the corner is a long piece of sturdy rope and a chair.
After seeing that game I moved the chair under the hook and
was tying the rope to the hook when Monnbus's PM arrived.
That was close. I promise never to look at RHP Rook v Knight endings again.
I am right about the number of times it ...[text shortened]... Knight
and spot the winning chances when you have the Rook
The chances are you will need to.
Hi GreenPawn, the nice thing about K+B+B v K is that it's easy. Once one's got the basic idea of driving the king to a corner then the actual checkmate can be found over the board. The one to ignore is K+N+B v K, which I've had once in a pub game - by luck I'd recently learnt how to do it and managed it in the five minutes left despite the beer. The basic difference between the two endings is that if faced with K+B+B v K I could do it now, I'm not confident that I could do the K+B+N v K ending.
I've never had had either K + B + B or K + B + N here and I've had K + N v K + R once, against Marco Krale back in 2005 (although I was slack about downloading my games for a while so I might have missed one, even so this is one game in fifteen hundred), so really I don't think any of them are particularly likely.
According to EGTB I lost the game a couple of times before I was offered a draw:
Edit: A closer look at the Endgame Tablebase output tells me the wins take 30 and 25 moves respectively, so not easy to see.