Composed Studies E-book: Rook and Minor Piece Endgames R vs N+2P


King in front of the connected pawns results with draw in most cases. Critical position is the one with pawns on the third rank when only pinning the knight from behind saves. I. Berger in his study from 1921. shows the position with passive rook on the second rank.


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.