Discovered Defence!

Discovered Defence!

Jul 26, 2015, 5:46 AM |

I'm working through Chess Endgame Training by Bernd Rosen and came across this Rook Ending.


Can you solve it?


Exercise 12.16 White to Move (Wotawa 1952)


I had only looked at the thematic inteferrence

1. Rh5 Kxh5

2. h7 Rh3+

3. Kg2

and assessed this as winning for White, as I couldn't see how Black can stop the h-pawn


I missed Black's defence from this position 

Lesson Learnt Today
  • Not only is there a discovered attack theme, but also a discovered defence
  • Don't just have a one track mind to use checks as the main form of defence


Can you solve the original position?