Two united pawns in the sixth line
Hello everyone, this is my first post in chess.com and I want to explain an important idea in the endgame.
Two pawns in the sixth line are more strong to a rook , only a rook can't prevent the promotion of one of these two pawn.
The diagram is a simple example of this, in fact , the rook can takes only a pawn and the other pawn goes to promotion.
It's very important know simple position to solve hard problem.
The past year I played in a rapid tournament against a young and strong chess player, it was a very hard match , I had this position(diagram 2) with only 1 or 2 minutes on my clock , I managed to find the right move just because I knew the simple position.
I think is better that you try to solve the problem first to see the solution.
We must remember that the value of the pieces is a relative concept
Under certain circumstances , a knight is better than a queen or two paws are better then a rook.