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lewiej
12-21-2007, 10:26 AM
I'm just a novice. Played this game in CMX and drew, I would like to know if I (white) could have won from this position:
8/4k3/8/K1Rp4/3P4/2N5/3q4/8 w - - 0 1

Thanks for any analysis.

lewiej
12-21-2007, 10:26 AM
I'm just a novice. Played this game in CMX and drew, I would like to know if I (white) could have won from this position:
8/4k3/8/K1Rp4/3P4/2N5/3q4/8 w - - 0 1

Thanks for any analysis.

emil09872008
01-04-2008, 09:00 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by lewiej:
I'm just a novice. Played this game in CMX and drew, I would like to know if I (white) could have won from this position:
8/4k3/8/K1Rp4/3P4/2N5/3q4/8 w - - 0 1

Thanks for any analysis. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

marco1900
01-05-2008, 02:25 PM
In my opinion, obviously White can't win in this position.
The white knight is pinned and the d4 pawn is unprotected. In the next move one of them will be captured.
Afterward it's a routine to trade the rook with the queen.
You can play this position against an engine and you see that black can get a draw very quickly. For example :

1. Kb6 Qxd4 2. Kc6 Qxc5+ 3. Kxc5 d4 4. Kxd4 1/2-1/2

Black can't win either. K and Q against K an R is difficult to win without a precise technique.
K and Q against K, R, and N is probably impossible in a great majority of cases.