Rook vs Rook and Pawn on the 4th rank

Based on Silman’s Complete Endgame Course and the Nalimov endgame tablebase, the following gif illustrates the rook vs rook and pawn on the 4th rank endgame. It’s White to move. If the Black king is on a green square, White wins; if it is on a red square, the game is drawn. White’s winning strategy usually consists of cutting off the king from the pawn as far away as possible, and then set up a Lucena position with his king and pawn.

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