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White to move. Tim Brennan vs LM Brian Wall
Posted by Paul Anderson on April 12, 2015 Full Size|

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Reply Kevin Bachler
8:44 AM on April 13, 2015 
Seems like 53 Rd6 wins easily.

[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "New game"]
[Black "?"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "8/8/8/5bP1/3R3p/3p2k1/PP1K4/8 w - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "7"]

53. Rd6 h3 54. Rh6 Kf4 (54... Kg2 55. g6 Be6 56. a4 h2 57. g7 h1=Q 58. Rxh1 Kxh1 59. a5 Kg2 60. a6 Kf3 61. a7 Bd5 62. g8=Q Bxg8 63. a8=Q+) 55. g6 Be6 56. g7 and its all over.
Reply Edward Stoddard
1:15 AM on April 13, 2015 
Your second idea was what I would have done. The first might be more accurate (quicker win) but the second was the one I saw and understood the best... ;)
Reply Paul Anderson
9:54 PM on April 12, 2015 
Answer: White could play 53. Rd6 h3 43.Rh6 to be in position to sacrifice the rook and then get into a winning endgame of three passed pawns against a bishop.

Other winning idea is 53.Rxd3 54.Kxd3 h3 55.g6 h2 56.g7 h1=Q 57.g8=Q+ where both sides make a queen, but White is up two pawns. This would require a lot of precise moves, and time, but is eventually winning for white.

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