Shielding the King

My Dad and I have been working through Nikolai Minev’s book on rook endgames where we found the following example. Black had a problem in that he needed to shield his king from checks and he achieved that with 61…Re7! followed by bringing his king to e5. He was then able to stop either White pawn from queening and held a draw:

Sam Davies

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About Sam Davies

Sam Davies is the 15 year old son of GM Nigel Davies and a keen chess player in his own right. After a slow start with the game he has made rapid progress in the last few years and is now winning tournaments. Unlike other juniors he does not play in junior tournaments and likes playing positional chess.