E-book: Basic Endings E-book: Rook and Minor Piece Endgames R+P vs B+P


With movable pawns on the same file, Black has much better prospects to draw because by placing the pawn on the square of the bishop’s opposite-colour, he will excellently control space, not allowing for attack on his pawn. Typical position you can see in the following instructional example. The bishop and the pawn co-operate brilliantly, not allowing the white king’s passage.


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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.