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Another fortress position

Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:12 pm
by Robert Flesher
[d]R7/8/4pkp1/5n2/5P1P/7K/8/8 b - - 0 58

Re: Another fortress position

Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:10 am
by PauloSoare
I did not get anything good for white in this position, Robert. It's a draw?

Re: Another fortress position

Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:37 am
by Robert Flesher
PauloSoare wrote:I did not get anything good for white in this position, Robert. It's a draw?

I think it's a draw. It's amazing how many of these types of postions actually exist and occur.

Re: Another fortress position

Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:48 am
by Albert Silver
PauloSoare wrote:I did not get anything good for white in this position, Robert. It's a draw?
There is obviously no forced win of a pawn, and if you remove the h- and g-pawns, it is a tablebase draw. That pretty much says it all.

Re: Another fortress position

Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:16 am
by PauloSoare
Albert Silver wrote:
PauloSoare wrote:I did not get anything good for white in this position, Robert. It's a draw?
There is obviously no forced win of a pawn, and if you remove the h- and g-pawns, it is a tablebase draw. That pretty much says it all.
Yes, you're right, Albert, very good your allusion to tablebases.