If you look at the position in the diagram, it is white to move and draw, how does he do it?
About a year ago Michael Watters told me about a book by Nickolay Minev titled;
In the opening section he gives the above position as his first illustrative lesson. He explains the technique of gaining an easy draw for white in a position which I would easily loose.
It is first necessary for white to play Rc3 OR Kf1. Then after black`s next move the white rook goes to the a8 or c8 square with the intention of continually checking the black King on the g and f files.
The secret is keeping the rook on the 3rd rank until the pawn moves to f3.
If you want a better explanation just by the book or buy the CD as I have done a few weeks ago.
To be honest if someone had shown me this position a few weeks ago, I would have instinctively thought the correct first move was Rook to a8! WRONG and half point down the drain!
It can be easily checked out with a computer.
Note how the Bible talks about "the endgame."
The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?