Basic Motifs E-book: Basic Endings E-book: Rook and Minor Piece Endgames Must-Know Endings Pawnless R vs B


If you asked yourself why the black king has to go to the square of the bishop’s opposite colour, here is the answer: in the bishop’s corner, stalemate defence fails and Black loses! Look how to plan the mating attack in such a case! White to move wins. The first phase is to bring the rook onto the eighth rank with tempo.


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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.