40 ( +1 | -1 ) Little help please!Can someone please take a look at board #302251 and let me know if I could have won this endgame. I can't imagine that this rook ending was a forced draw. I am more interested in analysis beginning at about move 45 (I need not be reminded of my magnificent blunder at around move 20.)
16 ( +1 | -1 ) after 20 f5why did you take the pawn I think you should have kept the Knight but mabye the pigs were just as good and yes after h7?? it was a draw but before you probably had a win
31 ( +1 | -1 ) very simple win47. Ra7+ Kg8 48.Kg6 Kf8 49.h7 etc. (the threat of course being Rxa2 followed by h8=Q)
or 47.Ra7+ Kf8 48.Kg6 Rg2 49.g5 Rh2 50.h7 etc.
A good rule of thumb for endgames is: the superior side should try to keep pawns on both sides of the board. This is true when you have an extra pawn or two, or when your advantage is bishop vs knight, or even R vs minor piece.