# Fascinating Endgame

Yancey_Ward

4r3/1KP2p2/8/p7/P7/8/5pk1/2R5 w - - 0 1

Yancey_Ward

4r3/1KP2p2/8/p7/P7/8/5pk1/2R5 w - - 0 1

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No. 1-5

If Black plays 1. ... Rc8, then White simply moves his K back to b7.

It seems pretty straightforward. Am I missing something?

- Kb6 f1=Q
- Rxf1 Kxf1
- Kxa5 f5
- Kb6 f4
- a5 f3
- a6 f2
- Kb7 Ke1
- c8=Q Rxc8
- Kxc8 f1=Q
- a7 Qa6+
- Kb8 Qb6+
- Ka8

Kb6 is safer instead of Ka6 but you got all the moves right alena. Sorry Rakmaninov it still a draw you way

@Alena 1.Ka6 f1D+! Blacks wins

Here is the solution.

V-1

1.Ka6! Rc8

2.Kb7 Rg8

3.Ka6 Ra8+

4.Kb7 Rh8

5.Ka6 f5

6.Kxa5 f4

7.Ka6 f1=Q+

8.Rxf1 Kxf1

9.a5 f3

10.Kb7 f2

11.c8=Q Rxc8

12.Kxc8 Ke2

13.a6 f1=Q

14.a7

It's a draw

V-2

1.Ka6! Ra8+

2.Kb7 Re8

3.Ka6 f5

4.Kxa5 f4

5.Kb6 f1=Q

6.Rxf1 Kxf1

7.a5 f3

8.Kb7 f2

9.c8=Q Rxc8

10.Kxc8 Ke2

11.a6 f1=Q

12.a7

It's a draw

Thanks for the puzzle. It's instructive.