Rapport – Jones

Practical EndGames Analysis Rook+N+Ps vs Rook+Ps


At first glance I thought this is easily winning endgame. White has many ideas: Black king is not safe, White always has mating motifs. Probably the main idea is to sacrifice rook on f7 and White wins if after Rf7, Nf7 Kf7 he can play Kd5! with the winning pawn ending. Also black rook is not safe on f file because it doesn’t have a lot of squares. Rapport didn’t win the game despite the fact that he was winning. As the analysis showed White has to be very accurate.

Event: chess.com IoM Masters
Date: 2018.10.26
White: Rapport, Richard
WhiteElo: 2725
Black: Jones, Gawain C B
BlackElo: 2677
Result: 1/2-1/2


GM, FT Ante Brkic

Ante Brkić is a Croatian Chess Grandmaster and a FIDE Trainer. He won the Croatian Chess Championship in 2010. Ante was a member of the national team many times. His peak rating was 2607.