Originally posted by ItswidetowestNope, wrong. It would seem as if white wins since Bishop vs Rook, right? But this is not the case. If the rook moves one to the right, the d5 pawn moves up one, protecting the bishop and giving black an even stronger grip on the position. It is quite the pickle.
Ireckon white wins. If he moves the rook one to the right, the bishop becomes undefendable, leaving him a rook up on material, and able to pick off the remaining pawns at leisure. After that its a matter of when rather than if.......
Originally posted by tejoKd6 is not what black does. After b4 black replies d4, b5 - Kd4 and now what is white to do? If he moves the rook to protect the pawn, blacks d4 pawn will start to advance and will then be unstoppable. I was playing white and was quite frusterated when I lost as I thought that I had the winning position.
I just looked at it for a split second, but I think white has best chance, but I think it will be a draw, not sure of that, because I only looked for first couple of moves. After moving b4- Kd6, b5 - Kc5 (moving bishop will lose pawn at g), b6 - Kxb6, Rxd5 - Kc6 probably, Rd3 - Bf4 (just an opportuntiy) will be a draw I think.