Didn't see it earlier, I would guess it's winning right now (after Black's 94th). But then I don't understand endgames either! Must be good practical chances for Sam at least.Jonathan Rogers wrote:I may have got carried away - 90% draw. White can presumably afford to give up a rook for those two pawns. Black needs his king much further up.Jonathan Rogers wrote:practical winning chances, I think. I'm glad he removed white's b2 pawn, just to make sure that white is left with a slightly depressing defence and no chance of anything else. But I doubt that even the computers can "tell" us the "right" result just yet.Eoin Devane wrote:Has anyone any thoughts on Sam Collins' game? http://ugra-chess.com/liveboard?gameid= ... 371&tmnt=1
He's got a queen plus five pawns against two rooks, a knight and two pawns. I guess the plan's got to be to try and roll the three connected passers on the kingside through, but is he going to be able to do that? It seems he has to win to keep up any chance of the norm.
Edit: I'm going to revise that to almost certainly winning for Black.