Sunday, March 02, 2014

Endgame improvement



White to move. Is this a win, draw, or loss for White? How should White proceed?

1r6/6pB/7p/7k/3b4/2p2RP1/1p3PKP/8 w - - 0 1

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Definitely winning for white with a forced mate.
1.Rf5+ and black only has 2 replies
1... Kg4 allows either 2.f3# or 2.h3#

1...g5 is met by 2.Kh3 and black is powerless (even if he queens his b pawn) to stop 3.g4#

Anonymous said...

1.Rf5+ g5
2.Kh3 b1=Q
3.g4#

Anonymous said...

a win for white
next move
.....
1.Rf5 g5
since Kg4 leads to checkmate on next move f3
2.Kh3 (no suitable response from black)
3.g4#
hope im not out of my mind.

pht said...

This seems like mate in 3:

1. Rf5+ g5 (Kg4 h3#)
2. Kh3! b1=Q or any
3. g4#

Prof.S.G.Bhat said...

1.Rf5+ g5
1.... Kg4 2.h3#
2.Kh3 any
3.g4#

Manish Shrikhande said...
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Yancey Ward said...

A general rule of thumb about endgames- if you can find a mate in three, you win!

Anonymous said...

Winning for white with a forced mate.
1.Rf6+
if 1...Kg4 then 2.h3# or 2.f3#
if 1...g5 then 2.Kh3 and black can not prevent 3.g4#
Black's pieces are all in the wrong place and they are herding the passed pawns however they have totally neglected the king.

mleykamp said...

win for white. use the rook to force the king down.

mleykamp said...

win for white. use the rook to force the king down,

CraigB said...

1. Rf5+ g5 2. Kh3 and 3. g4#