Important Endings Pawnless Rook+B vs Rook


Now that we have examined all methods of defense, let us see positions where White has realized his strategic maximum – the black king driven to the eighth rank; and the reached opposition indicating a mating attack. We shall see the Philidor’s position where the kings occupy the central file, which was researched by the famous musician and chess player in 1749. Since the black rook is on the seventh tank and threatens to check in order to drive away the ideally positioned opponent’s king, the evaluation of the position depends on who is to move.



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