Jul 20, 2013, 8:21 AM 0
SOME PRINCIPLES IN ROOK VS PAWN ENDINGS:
- The King must escort the pawn to the promotion square.
- The pawn should not advance far from the reach of the escorting King.
- The Rook should be behind the passed pawn.
The same position as above with black to play ends in a draw.
SAAVEDRA POSITION : So called because, it was a Spanish priest by name Fernando Saavedra, who solved the above position in which white is a winner. Prior to his solution, it was thought that the game ends in a draw.
Many tactical elements come here, like : absolute pin, Skewer, perpetual check, double attack, Underpromotion