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Put and hold Opponent`s Rook out of Use!

The limitation of opponent`s pieces is one of the main strategies in chess. In the following examples we will see how rooks put and hold out of use.

Example 1:


 

Example 2:


 


Example 3:

Here the rook is already out of use


 




Comments


  • 19 months ago

    Heinrich_24

    "In the first example what would white do after 1. ...Rb5  ?"

    Thanks for the question! You are right, the things are not so clear after that. It`s a difficult rook endgame ...! I have inserted some spontaneous variations, but may be black or white can improve

     



  • 19 months ago

    Chess_Lover11

    Great!

    I liKe your blog entries, short n sweet!

  • 19 months ago

    SJFG

    Good ideas!

    In the first example what would white do after 1. ...Rb5  ?

  • 20 months ago

    jcm1978

    Ahh, I see!  White's mobile rook makes all the difference.  Thanks.

  • 20 months ago

    Heinrich_24

    Interesting idea! But it wouldn`t have helped

     



  • 20 months ago

    jcm1978

    In the second example, why not 11...Kg4 (to prepare the advance of the f-pawn) and 12...Rb6, to force the White king to go the long way around?

  • 20 months ago

    jrs49

    Thanks for pointing out the subtle difference Heinrich!

  • 20 months ago

    Heinrich_24

    Well, Regis, your keen early attack lead to a big lead in development and the well-deserved win. Nevertheless, it was your opponent who missed or wasn´t able (cause of the pressure) to develop his queen side pieces.

    In my article is meant the active, intentional "imprisonment" of the rook.Nevertheless a good game. Congratulations!

  • 20 months ago

    jrs49

    Last week, I used this strategy successfully.

    I started an early attack as I feel I had a greater development, but I didn't work out how I would accomplish the mate.

    EDIT: Diagram should start at move 28. ...Qe7

     



  • 20 months ago

    Flier

    Nice! I love this strategy of limiting piece activity, I won a nice game this saturday using this strategy of inprisoning a bishop.

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