White to play - Draw (instead of Fine's White Wins)

1.Kf2 Kxh2 2.Ra1 Rc4 There are also some errors in Fine's main line 2...Rb3? 3.Re1! Ra3 4.Re4? (4.f4! Rxa4 5.Kf3! wins despite the equal material as Black's king is completely out of play. For example, 5...Ra3+ 6.Re3 Ra1 7.f5! a4 8.Kf4 a3 9.f6! a2 10.Re2+! Kg1 11.Kg3! Rf1 12.Rg2+! Kh1 13.Rxa2) 4...Kh3 5.Rg4 Ra2+ 6.Ke3 Ra3+ 7.Ke2 Ra2+ 8.Kd3 Ra3+ 9.Kc2 Rxf3! 10.Rg5 Kh4 (Instead of Fine's 10...Rf4?) 11.Rxa5 Rf2+! 12.Kb3 Rf3+! 13.Kc4 Rf4+! 14.Kd3 Kg4! 15.Ra8 Kg5 16.a5 Kg6 17.a6 (17.Rb8 Ra4 18.Rb5 Kf7 and the Black king comes to the defense in time) 17...Kg7 18.Ra7+ Kg6! 19.Ke3 Rf6 and Black has established Vancura's defense. 3.Ke3 Kg3 4.Rg1+ Kh4! instead of Fine's 4...Kh3? 5.f4 Rxa4! 6.f5 Rb4! 7.f6 Rb8! 8.Kf4 Kh5! Returning with the king is not possible in the variation with 4...Kh3? as the equivalent move ...Kh4 would run into Rh1#. 9.Kf5 Rb5+! 10.Ke6 Kh6! 11.f7 Rb6+! This is the typical defensive position with the Black king on the short side and the rook having sufficient checking distance from the side.. The position is drawn even without the pawn on a5. 12.Ke5 Rb5+! 13.Kd6 Rb6+! 14.Kc7 Rf6!

Analysis using computer generated endgame tablebase

Uncorrected as Position 794 in the Benko edition.

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