How to defend a bad endgame

When you're defending a back endgame position, it's a great idea to first eliminate all queen side pawns before defending the king side. That way you don't have to stress about any passed pawns.

[Event "ICC 45 45"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "2022.01.29"]
[Round "?"]
[White "NCM Vas Sladek"]
[Black "(FM) HomerSimpson"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "A45"]

Position after 29... Re6 {Step 1: eliminate all queen side pawns} 30. a4 f4 31. b4 axb4
32. Rxb4 g5 33. Rb5 f6 34. a5 bxa5 35. Rxa5 {Step 1 completed: now we defend, Step 2} Kg6 36. Ra4 Kh5 37. Ra7 h6 38. Rg7 Re1 39. Rg8 Re7 40. Kh2 Rf7 41. Kg2
Kh4 42. Rg6 Kh5 43. Rg8 Kh4 44. Rg6 h5 45. Rh6 f5 46. Rh8 g4 Only move 47. hxg4 fxg4
48. fxg4 f3+ 49. Kh2 Kxg4 50. Rg8+ Kf4 51. Kh3 Rf5 52. Kh4 Ke4 53. Re8+ Kf4 54.
Rg8 Ke4 55. Re8+ Kf4 56. Rg8 Ke4 57. Re8+ Kf4 1/2-1/2

 

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