I haven’t updated for a while partly because we have been switching webhost, hopefully all the links should be working again now. I didn’t play the last 4NCL but was happy to see Wood Green squeezed past White Rose in a tight match. Looking at the live games the final position of this game from one of the games in the second team match versus Bristol confused me.

It seems Black resigned here but the position is a simple draw rook’s pawn aren’t that good in king and pawn endgames. Ivan used this concept neatly to make the easiest draw in the game below.