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A Rook on the second/seventh Row can be a mighty Piece

If you want to become a better chess player it is very important to have a good handling of the pieces. So, for example the rook needs open files and is happy when he can penetrate into opponent`s position and keep his position.

 

In the first example Black has no problem sacrificing a pawn for quick development. At the end his rook is on d2. Although it is an endgame position and Black is a pawn down, the advantage is on his side.

 


In the second example later world champion Botvinnik  demonstrated perfect piece play. His rook on the seventh row became a decisive factor

 





Comments


  • 2 years ago

    loki-of-asgard

    yea

    its my fav. place for my rooks

    most of my plans depend on placing poth of my rooks on the seventh/second...

  • 2 years ago

    loki-of-asgard

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  • 2 years ago

    loki-of-asgard

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  • 2 years ago

    Heinrich_24

    Okay, here is the solution:



  • 2 years ago

    Heinrich_24

    Okay, thanks!

    The link seems to deactivated anyway. So here the correct position:

  • 2 years ago

    NM Bab3s

    "By the way, Black king could have to tried to come out of his corner with 20. ...Kg7 . What would you do in that case? Test it against "Crafty" ( there is a surprising solution)

    http://www.chessvideos.tv/endgame-training/custom-crafty-position.php?f=8%2F2R2Bk1%2Fp2r3p%2Fnp2p2K%2F4P2P%2F1P"

    White's e3-pawn is missing, which is surely a big deal because the pawn takes away d4 from the knight. Or perhaps it doesn't matter because of the "surprising solution"?

  • 2 years ago

    Heinrich_24

    By the way, Black king could have to tried to come out of his corner with 20. ...Kg7 . What would you do in that case? Test it against "Crafty" ( there is a surprising solution)

    http://www.chessvideos.tv/endgame-training/custom-crafty-position.php?f=8%2F2R2Bk1%2Fp2r3p%2Fnp2p2K%2F4P2P%2F1P

  • 2 years ago

    Heinrich_24

  • 2 years ago

    Heinrich_24

    Yes, of course! :-)

  • 2 years ago

    DENVERHIGH

    AFTER BLACKS
    4. ....   ND6

     MATE!
     
  • 2 years ago

    Heinrich_24

    F22Raptor

    "couldnt white play Rxf7 in the final position and than maybe have some chances with the two connected passed pawns despite being the exchange down?"

    No, the Black king is still in mate net and the h-pawn is coming forward quickly. One possible continuation besides others:



     

  • 2 years ago

    F22Raptor

    couldnt white play Rxf7 in the final position and than maybe have some chances with the two connected passed pawns despite being the exchange down?

  • 2 years ago

    DENVERHIGH

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