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


Defending from the back rank by well timed pinning as we have seen is a recipe for draw. But if the rook is any closer, knight and two connected pawns on the third row are winning. We had that case in previous example, but we will confirm it by analysing the practical game Djurasevic-Tot, Jugoslavia 1957. with colors reversed.


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.