Rook vs Central Pawn on 7 rank

Jan 26, 2013, 2:01 PM |

Learn how to defend against the central pawns on the 7 rank. Siegbert Tarrasch stated that rooks should be placed behind passed pawns – either yours or your opponent's.  However, he's later quoted as saying, "Always put the rook behind the pawn.... Except when it is incorrect to do so." This is one of those exceptions.

' Together we build and over the board we even the score!