I was the king of chess in high school, losing only one game against schoolmates. This made me look like a complete baller. One of my friends knew another awesome player from a different school.
You must understand that “awesome” was a relative term; I was probably a low to mid class C at this point. Nonetheless, my friend wanted to see “The Clash of the Titans” and we finally got the opportunity one weekend.
My pride did not have a fun day. Despite having White, I never had any serious winning chances. We got down to roughly this position:
Unfortunately, we had to stop at this point. I argued that I had enough to draw the endgame, while my opponent thought he clearly had enough for a win. We never resolved this and it would have been nice to finish it off.
After over a decade, I still think Black can’t win. But endgames can be weird.
What do you think? And give Black the first move.