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    Technically Drawn Endgames

    Hi. I am looking for some very specific chess information. I am looking for information where on the surface it appears that one side is obviously winning because of a material advantage but with correct play from the weaker side it is technically drawn. For example, I am looking for how to handle the a rook pawn and king vs rook and king ending. There might be such information on this forum already but I didn't know where to look.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Hi Zwischenzug, for rook and pawn endgames, look up the "Philidor position" (a position the defending side aims for).
    Also the Saavedra position is a lot of fun.
    "On my chess set, all the pawns are Hamburglers" ~ Homer Simpson.

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    Thanks. The Saavedra position is exactly what I was looking for. I managed to draw a correspondence game because of it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zwischenzug View Post
    Thanks. The Saavedra position is exactly what I was looking for. I managed to draw a correspondence game because of it
    Surely the Saavedra is a win, and is a vey specific position rather than a class of drawn positions. Are we in fact talking about the Vancura?

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    The position for me was as follows:

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    I was trying to figure out how to play white in this position. I might be mistaken about the name of the actual position.
    Last edited by Zwischenzug; 30-07-2015 at 11:41 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zwischenzug View Post
    I was trying to figure out how to play white in this position. I might be mistaken about the name of the actual position.
    I would think this is a comfortable draw. White can afford to lose his R for the a-pawn, win or swap off the g-pawn, and Black can stop but can't win the remaining White pawn(s). Not sure it has a name.

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