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Dealing with a crazy rook

achja
Nov 19, 2015, 6:08 PM 2

Tim Krabbe wrote about them already years ago. In dutch it is called "Dolle toren", which could be translated into english as "Crazy rook".

A rook that will sacrifice itself endlessly, just to achieve a draw by stalemate.

Here's an example :



Today I came across such a rook in game. An exciting moment, but my opponent gave up too soon on that theme.

Let's have a look :

 


 

Crazy Rooks game collection :

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chesscollection?cid=1001044


 

https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolle_toren (dutch)

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