Would you agree to a draw in this position?

realdon_2002
As Black, White to move. 

IMBacon

Just initially looking at it?  Yes.

But i will also give the stanard answer of...Depends.

While i think white is a bit better, due to the better pawn structure.  Is that enough for the win?  

Depends on the time for both players.  

Depends on  the rating of my opponnet.

Depends on the tournament, and what im playing for.

realdon_2002
IMBacon wrote:

Just initially looking at it?  Yes.

But i will also give the stanard answer of...Depends.

While i think white is a bit better, due to the better pawn structure.  Is that enough for the win?  

Depends on the time for both players.  

Depends on  the rating of my opponnet.

Depends on the tournament, and what im playing for.

I played this game in a tournament yesterday. The opponent's rating was around 10 points higher than mine (1538 USCF) and they were the only other player with a perfect 3/3 score going into round 4. Both players had plenty of time. Does this change your analysis? 

IMBacon

Yes...Id be ok with the draw.

Kemp7
Play on!
DavidStefanov

With black I will agree.

With  white I will play Nf3 and try to win.

BobbyTalparov

There are still weaknesses to attack, so, if you are comfortable in King and Pawn endgames (as the rooks will get traded off quickly and KPN endgames are very similar to KP endgames), I would play on a bit and force your opponent to demonstrate he knows how to maintain equality here.  If you are not comfortable with KP endgames, this would be an excellent opportunity to practice it.  In short, no sense in ending the game early either way.  Play on for ~10-15 more moves to see where things go.

BobbyTalparov
DavidStefanov wrote:

With black I will agree.

With  white I will play Nf3 and try to win.

I like c4 here, leaving black with some no-so-fun choices to make regarding his central pawns.

MitSud
White has a slight advantage and it’s easier to play, if my opponent is of an equal rating, and the time situation is fairly equal I may as well play on a little
BetaSean

never give up

 

Master_Kaina
realdon_2002 wrote:
IMBacon wrote:

Just initially looking at it?  Yes.

But i will also give the stanard answer of...Depends.

While i think white is a bit better, due to the better pawn structure.  Is that enough for the win?  

Depends on the time for both players.  

Depends on  the rating of my opponnet.

Depends on the tournament, and what im playing for.

I played this game in a tournament yesterday. The opponent's rating was around 10 points higher than mine (1538 USCF) and they were the only other player with a perfect 3/3 score going into round 4. Both players had plenty of time. Does this change your analysis? 

If playing as black and white offered me a draw I would probably accept, otherwise, I would most likely play on.

PowerofHope
c4, Nf3-e5,Re3
PowerofHope
Black needs to play accurate to defend this endgame.
JamesColeman

If he’s offered you a draw and it’s still his move, it sounds likes he’s offered a draw out of turn - so you’d be allowed to ask him to play his move first and then still decide whether or not to accept the draw. So no I wouldn’t accept it at that exact moment. 

madratter7

My opinion looking at this was that White has much the easier game of it in this position. To verify that is the case, I put it on both Komodo 12.1.1 and Stockfish 9.

 

Komodo 12.1.1 evaluates this as slightly better for White at .53 pawns advantage.

Stockfish 9 evaluates this as better for White at .76 pawns advantage.

 

Both like c2-c4. d3-d4 also comes up.

 

Take the draw as Black.

 

Personally, I think White should have played on from an objective point of view, although I get how they would want to guarantee a tie or better for 1st.