Re: JoshSpecht - LC(3): 1...d6 Time Trouble [14:23]
Interesting pawn ending but I thought of some ideas you didn't consider in your initial quick analysis of the position:
White - Ke3, pawns b4, c4, h3
Black - Ke5, pawns d6, g6, h7 (black to move)
After 1) ...g5 2) b5 Ke
6 white could try 3) h4
which has some tricky points. The idea is if 3)...g4 4) h5
and white will win the g-pawn while keeping his h-pawn since black can't abandon the white queenside pawns. An idea in this line is if black tries 4) ...d5 then 5) b6 Kd6
(or Kd7) 6) cd
and black can't stop the pawns.
That leaves 3) h4 gh 4) Kf3
- if 4) Kf4 h5 5) Kf3
- and now the black holds after 4)...Kd7
Then there is the line with 1) ...g5 2) Kd3 h5 3) Ke3
and now 3) ...g4?
that you mentioned appears to be a mistake due to 4) hg hg 5) b5
- instead of Kd3 that you analyze
d - and I can't find a way for black to survive. However, if black plays 3) ...d5
I believe he holds because if white does not capture on d5 he will be in danger of losing.
Once white has a single isolated passer the game should peter out to a draw.
This ending is pretty instructive.