R-406

  In case of the passive white rook, mate motifs are not the only source from which Black draws hidden saving possibilities. Perpetual check motifs combined with tying the enemy rook to defend the pawns appear much more often in tournament practice. This happens in situations where the white rook is awkwardly placed in front...


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R-151

  When the farthest advanced pawn is only in the sixth rank, then the rook usually wins, even when occupying a less favorable position behind the back of the pawns. A big mistake is hidden in the study of I. Majzelis from 1950, which was “faithfully transmitted” by Y. Averbakh in his “Chess Endings” and...


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R-765

  Great piece activity can easily compensate loss of one pawn, while two pawns down can only be compensated by mate threats or quick pawn advances towards promotion squares. There is no universal recipe for such complex positions, but concrete calculation is required with every tempo taken in account. In this regard, very instructive is...


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