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


After examining the position with passive rook on the second rank, it is time to check one from the previous example. Though the rook is better placed here, Black is winning for the two reasons-the knight is not pinned and white king is not on the right square e1.


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.