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  • #1

    Hello guys,
    This position was the final position in a game I just won. I was white, and it was black's move. Black resigned. Curious to see if this was the correct move, I got a computer analysis, which claimed the game should have been a draw. But when I went over it myself, no matter how black moved it seemed to me as if it was white's game with best play. Who was right, and how might the engame have been played?
    Thanks a lot!
  • #2

    Dead draw.

    The key here is to not let white get the opposition with his king on the 6th rank. For white to win, he needs to be a square directly in front of the pawn with the opposition, or two without.

    If the white king is on the same rank as the pawn and black can prevent white from getting into the above positions, it's a draw.

  • #3

    Yeah, I just went through it again myself. I realized that I never fully considered the simple option of the black king retreating, as opposed to moving side to side. That would explain how I missed it.


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