Rooks are strong pieces. That’s no secret, but do you really know how to use them and get the maximun of their potential? In the next examples we’re going to see some fantastic rook lifts that will change the way you look at this piece.
Our first example is the game Zhigalko,S -Antipov,M Yerevan, 2014 in which, after 12 moves of an English opening, the players reached a typical Isolated Queen’s Pawn position:
In the game Gilberto Hernandez (2517) – Kevin Cori (2382) played in the ”Latin Cup Kirsan Illunzhinov” Buenos Aires, Argentina, the following position occurred:
Another example, in the game Harika,D – Kosteniuk,A, black found a nice plan to attack white’s weakness: