How I built a perfect fortress!


Here White played Rb1 and offered a draw, knowing that the half point wasn't good enough to qualify for the Canadian Correspondence chess final. That's already a huge hint. My black fortress holds!

Sacrificing the rook on h6 also leads to a draw; and pushing c5 is risky because it turns the black b7 pawn into a passed pawn.

The black rook stays on the e-file and keeps the white rook away the eighth rank by dropping to e8. 

Do you see how chess sometimes surprises you? 



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