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Wed Feb 27 2019 4:16PM | edited: 5:09:51 | MsgID: 19791241


Originally posted by: "ketchuplover"
1.Kf3 d2 looks strong to me 😁




Yes it is strong but white then plays 2. Rc4+! and if 2. ... KxR then 3. Kxe2 Kc3 4. Kd1 Kd3 draw! and if 2. ... Kd3 then 3. Rd4+! with a similar draw. These are the main variations. I said it was surprising!







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Analyse position



Came across this endgame recently. General principles state that for R vs 2 pawns if the two pawns are connected and have not reached the 6th rank then the rook usually wins. If the 2 pawns are on the 6th rank then it is drawn, if one of the pawns is on the 7th rank and the other on the 6th or 7th rank then the pawns win.

Despite these general principles, in this game black has just played Kc4-d4 and white to play and draw. [The black pawns are moving downwards]. This is not difficult but I was amazed that white can draw.