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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.
Here the rook is already out of use
"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
I liKe your blog entries, short n sweet!
In the first example what would white do after 1. ...Rb5 ?
Ahh, I see! White's mobile rook makes all the difference. Thanks.
Interesting idea! But it wouldn`t have helped
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?
Thanks for pointing out the subtle difference Heinrich!
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!
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
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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