R-406

  In case of the passive white rook, mate motifs are not the only source from which Black draws hidden saving possibilities. Perpetual check motifs combined with tying the enemy rook to defend the pawns appear much more often in tournament practice. This happens in situations where the white rook is awkwardly placed in front […]

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RMP-589

  The rook and pawn usually draw easily against the rook and the bishop. Only positions in which the black king is in an unenviable position and when the pawn interferes with his own pieces in achieving a theoretical draw position, are critical. When Black has or can achieve one of the basic draw positions, […]

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RMP-530

  3.2. Rook and Knight against Rook, with pawns The presence of pawns in these positions, especially on the stronger side, fundamentally changes the balance of power. Victory no longer has to be achieved only by a direct mate attack or by winning an awkwardly placed enemy rook, but can also be achieved by promoting […]

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