Can White draw this?

Tantale

You can use chess engines

MoonlessNight

No. Black's pawns are just too far advanced.

Tantale

Indeed it is a draw !

MoonlessNight

How???

Tantale

My first move is 1.Kb1

VULPES_VULPES

Actually, white could potentially win if he were first to move:

1. Re6 Kg7

2. Rxe5 Kf6

3. Rf5+ Kg6

From there, white could start stripping pawns from black without leave.

In fact, it doens't matter who moves first. White will win.

thecheesykid

No, it's lost for white, black has the plan to move the king to g7 or g6, rook moving to h8 to h2 to xg2, there's no stopping the black g-pawn from queening because the white rook and white king are both too far away. White can munch pawns e5 and a5, but it's resignable.

But you might want to check with an engine, they generally find some fantastic resources in lost positions.

MoonlessNight

Kb1 Kg7 (I am using a engine)

Tantale

1.Kb1 Kg7 2.Rh6

MoonlessNight

Kxh6

thecheesykid
Tantale wrote:

My first move is 1.Kb1

It's not drawing. Not all closed positions are draws!

Tantale

1.Kb1 Kg7 2.Rh6 Kxh6 3.Kc1

MoonlessNight

Kg6

Tantale

1.Kb1 Kg7 2.Rh6 Kxh6 3.Kc1 Kg6 4.Kd1

MoonlessNight

Rh8

Tantale

1.Kb1 Kg7 2.Rh6 Kxh6 3.Kc1 Kg6 4.Kd1 Rh8 5.Ke1

MoonlessNight

Rh1+

Tantale

1.Kb1 Kg7 2.Rh6 Kxh6 3.Kc1 Kg6 4.Kd1 Rh8 5.Ke1 Rh1+ 6.Ke2

MoonlessNight

Rh7

Tantale

1.Kb1 Kg7 2.Rh6 Kxh6 3.Kc1 Kg6 4.Kd1 Rh8 5.Ke1 Rh1+ 6.Ke2 Kh7 7.Ke1