18015 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
I remember hearing IM Danny say the Rook endgames are know to be very drawish even if one side is up a pawn.
How is this possible and can someone explain to me were I went wrong in the following game?
For one thing your play with your rook was very passive. You just moved back and forth on the d-file. You need to seek open files for your rook and get behind the enemy pawns where a rook can rack havoc attacking the pawns and checking the king whenever he tries to advance.
Hi Pascalz. 45 h5 is better than 45 Kc3 so your opponent's king does not make into your territory.
You really have to experience trying to win every game of chess no matter if experts say that positions are drawing, or drawish. It's hard to understand that rook games are drawn until you keep trying to win them. So, much experience is necessary in order for chess players to learn about how to draw with rooks or opposing-coloured bishops, in my tiny opinion. I don't know how many times my opponent will type that we have a drawn position, but I type that I want to continue, then they lose, or I lose. So play to the end until it's easy for you to draw, or make sure they know how to draw
The big secret to Rook endings is just this: active Rooks rule, passive Rooks drool.
Try 48 Rf2 instead. If ...Kxh4 49 Rxf6 Rxe4 50 d6 exd6 51 Rxd6 and\the outside passed b-pawn wins, or 48 ...Kg6 49 Rg2+ Kh5 (49 ...Kf7? 50 Rg4 followed by h4-h5-h6 etc) 50 Rc7
The rook looked very passive on f5. I don't know why you even played Bc6?
40.b3 + exchange wrecked your defences, so he had the swing with Rd4. Instead, 40 h5 still looked fairly comfortable and white still has a clean threat on the queenside. You cannot hope the doubled pawn is much use anyway.
Rook endings are often difficult and frustrating. Being a pawn up is often insufficient to win in many endings, not just R+P endings. Sounds like you need to start learning some endgame FAQs
Check out my endgame blogs for fast fast relief
Maybe he meant two rooks against two rooks. This is very drawish and hard to win. Here is why.
I believe you had the chance to win a piece at move 34. Let's see.
i second h5, i think on move 41 you should have sacked a pawn with h5 maybe you would have had even winning position
"Gibraltar Chess Festival! Round 3 - Hosts IM Elisabeth Paehtz & GM Simon Williams"
1/29/2015 - White Wins
by RookPFeynman 2 minutes ago
Is a new School of thought in chess possible to arise?!
by lolurspammed 3 minutes ago
New group announcement
by klasse 5 minutes ago
What percentage of chess is tactics
by Sqod 8 minutes ago
Two Potentially Promising Books
by Doirse 8 minutes ago
Linking of accounts
by RonaldJosephCote 13 minutes ago
1000 Worst Places to Play Chess
by KingJames4914 13 minutes ago
Admins: Spam alert, you may wish to check this
by MSC157 14 minutes ago
Spirituality of Symbols in Chess
by yes_dear 14 minutes ago
Debate: What to call "Online Chess"...
by RonaldJosephCote 16 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2015 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!