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  • 23 months ago · Quote · #1

    Algeriano4eve

    What do you think about this ?!



  • 23 months ago · Quote · #2

    zborg

    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.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #3

    Algeriano4eve

    yeeh this is good ... haven't seen that .. thanks !! Laughing 

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #4

    varelse1

    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.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #5

    royalbishop

    Never saw a Rook Pawn Queen.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #6

    yeres30

    zborg wrote:

    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.

    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.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #7

    Algeriano4eve

    Thanks all yeh in fact it's a draw position ... :p

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #8

    Algeriano4eve

    what about that ??!!

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #9

    yeres30

    Algeriano4eve wrote: 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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