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We know that rooks need open files. But sometimes it is more effective to let them walk sideways.
Example 1-3 are taken from "Techniques of positional play"( in German language) by Bronznik/Terekhin and example 4 from "Pawn Sacrifice!" by Taylor
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Thanks for the reminder! Its true for moderately average chessplayers we do sometimes get totally fixated with open files or semi-open files for rooks!
Awesome Job.I enjoy your articles.Keep up the good work
Your blogs are short and sweet. :)
Rook "Swing" or "rook transport" sounds better, as it is sideways, not vertical
So you're talking about rook lifts?
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