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A more valuable rook than the knight or bishop can be exceptionally prominent in positions with pawns on both sides. Thanks to its long-distance action, the rook can very successfully control very distant pawns who could not – even with the king’s help – “push him over the endurance threshold”.


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GM Vlatko Kovacevic

GM Vlatko Kovacevic

Vlado Kovacevic is a chess grandmaster and an endgame expert. He very successfully competed on the national team. From 2000 – 2004, he acted as selector of the Croatian Men’s national team. He is also a well-known chess author.