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- - By yorkman (**) Date 2014-11-03 04:51 Edited 2014-11-03 04:58
Anyone know the best way to get out of a fortress position when you're up like +1.32? That's the score I keep getting after every move and opponent's move. Of course all the while avoid the draw. I don't want to trigger the 50 move rule all it'll be a draw. I tried several engines; K8,H4,SF etc...all do the same thing.

All that happens in the game is the movement of major pieces in random like Ka8, Bf4, Bf8, Ka7, Bf1....and on and on and on. I also tried lowering FiftyMoveDistance in H4 from 50 to like 10 or 15. Nothing gets me out of it and onto a win. Is there anything else I can do or is the game really a draw and all I can do is hope that my correspondence opponent makes a blunder? I've enabled syzygy 6-men TB's but that's not helping. Now I could probably force an exchange at some point where I force my two rooks for his queen but that lowers the score from about 1.30 to 0.80-1.00 and it doesn't look like it breaks up the fortress still since no pawns are involved, although there is the possibility that maybe 20 moves later a pawn might be involved.

I guess I need to force moving a pawn or a pawn exchange but how do I do that without losing my advantage? Unless there's something else I can do?
Parent - - By Fulcrum2000 (****) Date 2014-11-03 13:08
It would help if you post the position (if that's allowed), but from what you write it seems your are indeed stuck in a draw endgame.
Parent - By Banned for Life (Gold) Date 2014-11-03 17:59
The non-helpful reply is of course that the best way to solve the engine-fortress problem is to avoid these positions to begin with! :twisted:
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