E-book: Basic Endings E-book: Rook and Minor Piece Endgames Pawnless Rook+N vs Rook


White has real winning chances only if black king is on the edge of the board. With the black king in the corner, the forced win can be achieved also with the Ne6-Kf6 set up. This was also found by Centurini in 1850, but his analysis have later been considerably improved. While White to move relatively easily wins, Black can make his aim a little bit more difficult by tying along the sixth rank.


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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.