R-188

  When both sides have passed pawns, rook usually wins easily except in cases where opponent’s king supports his pawn and is able to capture enemy pawn in the way. It can happen only when pawns are on adjacent files. One of those exceptional positions has shown N. Minev in his study published in 1986. […]

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R-185

  ROOK AND PAWNS AGAINST PAWNS If rook has at least one pawn on his side, “the balance of power” and the strategy change considerably. That pawn is often decisive, especially in positions with little material. Counter-play possibilities directly depend on number of pawns, pawn structure and distance from promotion squares; considering that we will […]

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