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Robert Flesher
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Another fortress position

Post by Robert Flesher » Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:12 pm

[d]R7/8/4pkp1/5n2/5P1P/7K/8/8 b - - 0 58

PauloSoare
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Re: Another fortress position

Post by PauloSoare » Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:10 am

I did not get anything good for white in this position, Robert. It's a draw?

Robert Flesher
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Re: Another fortress position

Post by Robert Flesher » Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:37 am

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.

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Re: Another fortress position

Post by Albert Silver » Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:48 am

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.
"Tactics are the bricks and sticks that make up a game, but positional play is the architectural blueprint."

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Re: Another fortress position

Post by PauloSoare » Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:16 am

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.

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