Endgame # R-5

(1) Endgame # R-5

This is a simple example of how to reach the Lucena position. It's critical for White to use the rook to cut the Black king off from the pawn. Note that if it's Black to move he can draw by 1...Rf8 (2. Rxf8, Kxf8 is a drawn K&P ending) 2. Ra1, Kf7=. 1.Kh5 Rh8+ 2.Kg6 Rg8+ 3.Kh6 Rh8+ 4.Kg7 Rh2 5.g6 Rg2 6.Kh7 Rh2+ 7.Kg8 Rg2 8.g7+- White reaches the Lucena position and wins. 1-0

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