Rook vs Rook and Pawn on the 5th rank

Complementing the previous post: Once again, White to move, red squares signify Black king positions that lead to a draw with perfect play, green squares signify a Black king position leading to a win for White to move with perfect play. And once again, White’s standard plan is to cut the enemy king off with his rook. However, in some cases, for instance the first green file for rook pawns or the odd green square that’s very close to the pawn, White needs a king move or a check to win. So don’t move your rook heedlessly, thinking that cutting off the enemy king wins automatically.



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