Practical Guide to Rook Endgames


Improve your understanding and play of these most important endings with comprehensive but clear explanations by one of the most respected chess instructors of our era.
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Improve your understanding and play of these most important endings with comprehensive but clear explanations by one of the most respected chess instructors of our era.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781888690224
  • Publisher: Russell Enterprises, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/2004
  • Pages: 114
  • Product dimensions: 6.34 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 3
About this book and how to use it 5
Chapter 1 Strategy and Tactics of Rook-and-pawn Endgames 8
Important Features of the Pieces 9
Tactical Elements
1 The Skewer 12
2 Double Attacks 13
3 Pinning 15
4 Deflection 16
5 Far-advanced Pawns 18
6 Stalemate 21
Strategic Elements
1 Coordination of the Pieces 25
2 Active and Passive Pieces 29
3 Pawn Structure 36
4 The Importance of Time 42
5 Shelter for the King 44
6 Transition to a Different Type of Endgame 46
7 Material and Positional Advantage 50
Chapter 2 Basic Rook-and-pawn Endgames
Rook and Pawn versus Rook
1 Rook and non-rook Pawn versus Rook 58
2 Rook and rook pawn versus Rook 79
Rook and Two Pawns versus Rook
1 Rook and Doubled Pawns versus Rook 87
2 Rook and Two Connected Pawns versus Rook 88
3 Rook and Two Isolated Pawns versus Rook 94
Rook-and-pawn Endgames with Equal Pawns
1 Rook and Pawn versus Rook and Pawn 99
2 Other Rook-and-pawn Endgames 101
Rook-and-pawn Endgames with an Extra Pawn
1 Rook and Two Pawns versus Rook and Pawn 102
2 Rook and Three Pawns versus Rook and Two Pawns 109
3 Rook and Four Pawns versus Rook and Three Pawns 112
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