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King and Rook VS King and Pawn: Stopping the promotion

King and Rook VS King and Pawn: Stopping the promotion

Epigene
Aug 11, 2017, 2:11 PM 0

You may encounter such an ending position - you have a King and Rook against King and an A or H pawn.

 

In some cases tha pawn can be stopped, in others, it can not. It depends on how far advanced the pawn and King are.

Here is a position where it's just too late to stop them and it's a draw.

 

Whereas here White has a win if the only correct move is played.

 

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