Queen vs. Rook
Susan Crumiller

Queen vs. Rook

WGM IvaVidenova

How to win with Queen vs. Rook?

Winning with a queen versus rook sounds tough, and one can imagine a 50-move hunt all over the board. However, for those who are well familiar with the endgame theory, converting the advantage shouldn't be a headache. 

So far so good, but what to do if it is White to move? The winning technique was revealed almost two and a half centuries ago by the best player at that time Francois Philidor.
Does the queen always win?
In most of the cases the stronger side is supposed to win. However, there are a few exceptions which are a must-know if you want to avoid any unexpected stalemate.