Finding a good continuation in a difficult position?

ghost_of_pushwood

I'll bet he still checks in every once in a while (it's like that month-old milk you just have to take a whiff of!).

Numquam

If I can't convince you that it isn't a clear win, then maybe the engine can. I let stockfish play against itself and this is the result.

You can think that stockfish made a mistake somewhere, which could be true. However I have got more faith in the engine than some random guy who fails to give any winning plan. My original point was that it isn't a clear win and that has been proven beyond doubt regardless of if it is a win or a draw.

Optimissed

As a general rule, double-rook endgames with a number of pawns and one pawn plus or minus have always been accepted to be potentially drawn and they are known to be very difficult to win, given best play.

ghost_of_pushwood

Stockfish playing against itself.  God, that's beautiful!

Optimissed

I thought Stockfish wasn't all that good, being mainly better at endings than other engines. Sounds like boring beauty.

ghost_of_pushwood

Glad Keats didn't write an ode about that (or maybe he did).