R-320

E-book: Rook Endgames R+P vs R

  In order for White to win the position 319, his rook must be on a7. If his rook is on b7, as in the following diagram, there is no win! White to move can’t win because pushing his opponent’s king doesn’t mean anything if the black rook can take the a-file….

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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.

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