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The correct Timing of a Rook Exchange

In the following endgame White forced a better rook endgame ( with an imprisoned rook) and waited then for the right moment to exchange the rooks. The correct timing was here important, because the direct exchange would have forced a loss. So he first had to improve the conditions for the transposition into a pawn endgame.


Part 1: White forced a rook endgame, cut off black king and brought black rook in an immobile position. He now could exchange the rooks  at any time



Part 2: The  direct rook exchange with Rc2 would have failed cause of black tempo moves with the king side pawns


 


Part 3: White first improved the situation on king side and exchanged then the rooks 

 




Comments


  • 21 months ago

    mark422

    I truly appreciate the alternate moves to confirm that the game is over.

  • 22 months ago

    Menamow

    Thanks for the article!

  • 22 months ago

    pututoni

    nice one

  • 23 months ago

    DomFr

    I think it's also clear how important the king is as an attacking piece in the endgame is also evident here, and particularly important in the example game.

  • 23 months ago

    chalaco

    thx

  • 23 months ago

    Britneyfan

    fantastic stuff as always!

  • 23 months ago

    grolk

    Great article!

  • 23 months ago

    dokter_nee

    Very nice.

  • 23 months ago

    semajtenrab

    Very informative - thanks.

  • 23 months ago

    oftenchaos4

    Very nice article!

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