White to Play - Draw

There are numerous errors in the analysis of this difficult theoretical ending. 1.Re3 Kf6 2.Rg3 Ra1 3.Kg4 Ra8 4.Rb3 Rg8+ 5.Kf3 Rg1 6.Rb8 Rf1+ 7.Kg4 Rg1+ 8.Kh5 Kf7 9.Rb6 Kg7 10.h4 Kf7 10...Rf1 11.Kg5 Rg1+! 12.Kf5 Rh1 13.Rg6+ Kh7 Fine gives this move a question mark, but the real errors come later 14.Rg4 Kh6 15.Kf6 Kh5? (15...Ra1=) 16.Rg8? (Instead, White wins with 16.Rg5+! Kh6 (16...Kxh4 17.Kg6) 17.Rg8 Kh7 18.Rg4 Ra1 19.f5! Ra6+ 20.Kg5 Kg7 21.Rb4) 16...Ra1 17.Rc8 Kxh4 18.f5 Ra6+! 19.Kg7 and now Black can stop the pawn with 19...Kg5! (instead of Fine's 19...Ra7+?) 11.Rb5 Kf6 12.Rg5 Rf1 13.Rg6+ Kf7 In the notes, Fine gives 13...Kf5 14.Rg8 and the king will be driven to the wrong side of the pawn, but Black is still holding with 14...Kf6 the next note shows this fairly clearly. 14.Rg4 Ra1 In the variation 14...Kf6 15.Kh6 Fine gives 15...Kf5 a question mark because 16.Rg8 drives Black's king away from the all-mportant squares f7 and f6 but after 16...Kf6 17.Rf8+ Ke7 18.Rf5 Rg1! the White king is cut off and 19.Rg5 Rf1! White has to either surrender the f-pawn or allow the Black king back to the f-file. 15.Kg5 Ra8? Fine give's this move an exclam, but it is a blunder. His line with 15...Ra5+ leads to a draw 16.h5! Kg7 17.Rg1? 17.Kh4+! wins because of the Black rook can't check from behind 17...Kh7 (17...Kf6 18.h6 Ra1 19.Kh5 Rh1+ 20.Rh4 or 17...Kf7 18.h6 Ra1 19.Kg5 Ra2 20.f5 Ra1 21.Rh4 Rg1+ 22.Kf4 Rf1+ 23.Kg4 Kg8 24.Kg5! Rg1+ 25.Rg4! Ra1 26.Kg6 followed by f6 winning) 18.f5! Ra1 19.f6! Ra5 20.Rf4 Kg8 21.h6 Kf7 22.h7 Ra8 23.Kg5+- 17...Ra5+ 18.Kg4 Ra2 Fine declares 18...Kh6 a blunder but Black still holds 19.Rb1 Ra6 20.Rb4 and now a couple of times Fine keeps the Black rook passive on the third rank instead of maintaining the flexibility for checks from behind. 20...Rc6? (20...Ra1=) 21.Re4? (Instead, 21.f5! Rc1 22.f6! and White can build a bridge with Rf4) 21...Ra6? (21...Rc1=) and now Fine gives the win beginning with 22.f5! 19.Rb1 Rg2+ 20.Kf5 Rh2 21.Rb7+ Kh6! 22.Kf6 Rxh5 23.f5 Rh1 24.Rb2 Rh3 25.Kf7 Ra3 26.Rg2 Ra8

Analysis using chess endgame tablebase

Partially corrected as Position 699 in the Benko edition

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