1.2. King and Rook versus King
2. Although rook’s manoeuvring ability is far inferior to queen’s, also in this case a win is very simple. As in the previous example, the enemy king must be driven to the edge of the board and then be forced into the opposition. However in contrast to the queen which was quite capable of doing the job practically alone, the rook has to rely on the coordinated effort of the king as well. Therefore the “logical” moves like 1.Ra5 or 1.Rd1, do not make much sense. White must first gain space by immediately activating his king.