A hectic rook ending
Today things were not going well regarding results on the chess board, but analysing blitz games can be great fun and useful, fueling the flame of chess enjoyment.
Here's a rook endings from a game that I was about to resign in the middle game. It turned out that I surprisingly had a draw in the pocket in the very end of the rook ending.
I had been working on rook endings with the book by GM John Emms, as well as the book by GM Jesus de la Villa, and learned a bit more about the rook versus pawn where the defending king must hold off the other king.
Here in this game I thought I did things right but it turned out I blundered instead.
Fascinating to see how a seemingly totally won rook ending can end up in a drawn position. And an interesting learning moment in the rook versus pawn ending.