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ROOK ENDINGS

aadchesskid
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

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