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Thanks for the new concept "King & Rook Fortress" in numerous positions.
Valuable concepts that I wouldn't have figured out myself, thanks.
very interesting video but partly artificial position
what are the real chances of this happening in a game????
The Bishop can not take the rook because it would be STALEMATE. That is good for the player with only the rook.
3.Rxa6 Stalemate 1/2-1/2
See the first few comments.
the other guy could win the rook
interesting. at 13:13, why not:
1. .... Ra6
if he moves his king
2. ... Kg6
3 Rh6+ Ksomewhere
4. Rxa6 = win
if he brings back his rook just take with the bishop and we now have a win as well. i think Ra6 is a mistake. What am I missing?
Simple and effective defensive techniques. Thanks Josh!
nice.. but Rg6 is a blunder!!
because it would be stalemate!
I'm a little lost, why did'nt the bishop take his rook?
I found this lecture to be a bit frustrating. The ideas are not organized very well. I can understand keeping the king close to the center for as long as possible, and once the king is forced to move toward an edge, to align the rook with the king with one square separating them. However, there is no mention of an organized and general approach of achieving this position. After that, the discussion was too specific to the moves made by the GM's opponent. I would appreciate a more general blueprint in these how-to type lectures.
can you make the offence free next?
thanks royalflush. I indeed overlooked the stalemate (which I often do). Thanks for pointing that out!
by GM Josh Friedel
GM Friedel became an expert in R+B v. R through repeatedly being asked to explain it by friends. Not only will you learn the proper defense for the weak side in this video, but you will also learn more about the interaction between rook, bishop, and king.
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GM Josh Friedel
Josh grew up in New Hampshire under the tutelage of NM Hal Terrie. He never improved very fast, but he never stopped either. At this date, Josh has passed 2500 fide and earned the GM title. In 2008, Josh had several strong results in top US events: shared fourth in the US Champs (last GM norm), shared fourth in the Chicago Open, shared first in the National Open, and second in the Continental Championship.
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