Carlsen R+B vs. Svidler R


A rare endgame.


I actually got that ending in my 13th USCF game!--against an expert (couldn't hold it though). Frown


Amazing defense. I would have crumbled under that time control. :(


Yeah it seemed to come out of nowhere.


If carlsen was playing black, maybe he can do the impossible and defend the position under that pressure?


Difficult to defend? I guess. But It's damn hard to get the mate too -- try it against an engine giving yourself all the time in the world! 

Until this video if I'd gotten that ending with my R+B against R and my opponent extended his hand like, "everyone knows this is a draw" -- I'd have accepted the offer! 


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Uh...yeah sure (whatever you say).


I would be happy to see Capablanca play that position , I bet he's gonna win whatever color he is in like 8 movesLaughing(I'm obviously exaggerating but you get my point)


According to wikipedia:

Computer endgame tablebases show that 40.1% of the legal positions with this material are wins, but that includes many unnatural positions that are unlikely to occur in games. Edmar Mednis estimated that less than 4% of starting positions that occur in games are theoretical wins.


I guess. With wrong defence and attack, everything should be drawn.


This shoudln't be difficult to draw (at least for professional players) once they reach that defensive setup.  I suspect the only reason he lost was time pressure.  In fact I think losses like this should be a bit embarrassing... akin to a top player failing to preform the bishop+knight mate.

Yes the win can be difficult if you haven't ever practiced it, but the pattern contains very few sidelines, so again once a professional reaches the wining position I would expect it to be easy... I mean compared to other technical endgames these aren't on the difficult end of the spectrum.