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Building Good Foundations in Rook Endings

Building Good Foundations in Rook Endings

blohmoremoney
Sep 14, 2015, 7:11 AM 0

Already I've been rewarded by studying diagram 25 (from ECE Rook Part 2) as when I came to diagram 26 I could quickly figure out why Black draws.

 

It's becoming apparent to me that with Chess Endgame Knoweldge, having a great foundation is so critical. It helps you find why one position is a win, but another is a draw based on what appears just a subtle difference. One doesn't need to calculate from scratch because they have understanding.

 

My OTB tournament days are over for now, but I'm happy to discover these things.

 


Diagram 26: Black to Move and Draw








How quickly can you find out why Black draws this position, but loses if his Rook was on e1?

 


Diagram 25: Black to move loses 








Please check out my blog entry on this position, as it unlocks the key to Diagram 26 quickly.

 

http://www.chess.com/blog/blohmoremoney/rook-endings-open-your-mind 

 


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