The art of rook endings
I have written a few times before about rook endings. Rook endings can occur quite often, and I also noticed ... quite often that quite some of my opponents don't seem to either have studied rook endings or they don't seem to have a "feel" for rook endings.
One thing to understand in rook endings in general is :
A rook is happier when it is active.
For an active rook to be useful it is good to target weak pawns
Another thing to keep in mind is :
In a rook ending king activity can make the difference between win or loss or draw
Let's look at a fresh game example, where my rather low rated opponent played quite a good game ! :
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