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The Tarrasch Rule for Rooks

Black__Knight
Mar 3, 2011, 8:34 AM 9

How to defend against the central pawns on the 7 rank. Siegbert Tarrasch (1862–1934) stated the "rule" 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 expections. .

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