33 ( +1 | -1 ) hmmmI'm not sure I'd win with the Q either ... my expertise seems to be in Holding those kinda positions }8-)) The plan seems kinda simple. You gotta win the rook or mate. (yeah I know) And if there are pawns with the rook and you dont have any, probly cant win anyways. I better go check out that site too ... Merry Holidays
58 ( +1 | -1 ) One Plan and One TrickThe basic plan is simple: to put the K + R side in zugzwang, forcing the R to move away from the K and allowing it to be won by a series of checks. The final zugzwang is, for example, BK g8, BR g7, WK f6, WQ h5. Note that if it's White's move here, White creates the zugzwang by "losing" a move with 1.Qd5+ Kh7 2.Qh1+ Kg8 3.Qh5. The "trick" is Black's best defense: trying to set up a R "blockade" on the 3rd rank (or 6th or c/f file). The K + Q side can still win if one knows how to break the blockade with another zugzwang (using K and Q to cover all the squares on blockade line), but both this zugzwang and the final one can be difficult to find OTB, though I've managed to win it all 3 or 4 times I've faced it in my career.