Can you find white's winning plan without consulting the tablebase? This the toughest R+P vs R ending I have seen.
8/k7/8/8/8/7P/2r5/1R5K w – – 0 1
The idea is actually quite simple. But it is difficult for amateurs to understand the move sequence. This is a very good exercise to learn R & P endgame.
I had to work out a few variation to understand why they don't work before I could find the first move. I considered Rg1, h4 and Rb5. After that I could understand the main idea of this puzzle.
1.Rb4! Ka62.h4 Rc1+3.Kg2 Rc84.Kh2 Ka55.Rb3 Ka46.Rh3 Kb57.h5 Rh88.h6 Kc59.Kg3 Kd610.Kf4 Ke711.Kg5 Rg8+12.Kh5 Rh813.Rc3 Ke614.Rc7 Ra815.h7 Kf616.Kh6 Rd817.Rb7 Ra818.Rb3 Kf519.Rf3+ Ke420.Rf7 Ke521.Kg7 Ke622.Rf8 Ra7+23.Kg6 Ra224.h8=Q Rg2+25.Kh7 Rh2+26.Kg8 Rxh8+27.Kxh8 Kd5It's a winning position for white.
Consiser 1.Rb3 side by side with 1.Rb4. Then you can explain why 1.Rb4 works. I don't want go through the entire line you give, Alena, but I think black can force white into a Q vs R ending with best play.
Endgame Improvement: Giri v Ding
This is from the US Championship: Onischuk v Akobian
This game was from the recent European Women's Chess Championship
This game took place earlier between Webster University Senior Ray Robson & GM Izoria
This was one of the puzzles I created for the SPFNO in 2010
It is a double chess tactic night!
This was one of the chess problems in the recent Arves Studies Solving Tournament. How does white win this?
The ten moves we got to see were very instructive chess, definitely sub-master level but strong amateur level.
Be sure to find the main line in addition to the more prosaic wins- in other words, also find black's best moves, too.
what if you do 1. Qb1?? and your opponent does ..c1=Q!! then white is screwed.
For me, this is Rambo Attack Tactic [ 1) R5e8+!! Kh7 2) Qxd2! R8xd2 3) Rexa8 ~ Black resigned 1-0 ]