The 2019 Cote d’Ivoire Rapid & Blitz is one of four new events that is part of the Grand Chess Tour roster in 2019. The event was won by the current World Champion Magnus Carlsen.
In this position French Grandmaster Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (equal 2nd) is playing the white pieces against Wesley So.
Black (to play) resigned.
Why can't he get back into the game by taking the pawn on d5 ?
some of the games from the tournament
- the featured board position is from Game 3
When to mutually agree a draw depends on the skill level and the position in question. An agreed draw is most reasonable when neither side believes they have real winning chances Sometimes players just chicken out in complex positions...
In this position being a pawn down it's in Black's interests to play for a draw.
What is the next logical move for Black ?
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Wikipedia: King v King & Pawn
* note - Rules 4.4 in relation to this position