Rook Ending - Puzzle

2009


1... Ke8

The answer is yes! Normally Black moves his King to the short side : 1...Kc8, but here 1...Ke8 draws as follows.

2. Rh8+ Kf7 3. Rd8 Ra1! 4. Kc7

4. Rc8 Rd1! 5. Kc6 Ke7=

4... Ra7+ 5. Kc6 Ra6+ 6. Kb7 Ke7!

Remember this idea!

7. Kxa6 Kxd8 8. Kb6 Kd7 9. Kc5 Kc7 10. d6+ Kd7 11. Kd5 Kd8

draw.

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