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If 3)...QxBd4, then Black will draw.
Because he either reaches the queening square a8 (via the route e6,d7,and c8), or he "traps" the White King on a7 (with opposition) and the Black King on c7.
Looks like a draw. Sorry.
Rook pawns give the defender much better drawing chances.
yeeh this is good ... haven't seen that .. thanks !!
In that position, a king trying to stop a rook pawn, the magic squares are a7, a8, b7, b8, c7, c8. If the king can get to any of those 6, the pawn is stopped.
Never saw a Rook Pawn Queen.
After 4.Kxd4 the position is a draw because Black's can reach the pawn before it can Q.
To determine if the defender can stop the advancing pawn count the number of squares the pawn will travel to become queen. And form a square in front of the pawn. If the defender can reach that square then the defender can stop the pawn.
For example, in position after 4.Kxd4, there are 4 squares that the pawn will travel to become Queen - a5, a6, a7, and a8. Form a square bounded by a5-a8; a5-d5; d5-d8; and a8-d8.
If Black's K can reach that square, then the K can stop the pawn.
Indeed after 4.Kxd4, Black can reach d7 or d6 after 4...Ke6 or 4...Ke7.
Thanks all yeh in fact it's a draw position ... :p
what about that ??!!
After 1.Qxe5 Qxe5+ 2.Bd4, the reply 2....Qxd4?? is a blunder which of course wins for White because the Black K is too far away from the square bounded by a5-d4 and d4-d8
The correct reply is 2...Kf6!! when Black can reach the square bounded by a5-d5 and d5-d8
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