Rook endgames : The rook behind the passed pawn!
Wassily Symslow wrote about rook endgames: "50 % of all games are decided in rook endgames"
So if he was right, and who I am to doubt it, it could be very useful to study such kind endgames. So let´s start with lesson one: "Rooks should stand behind the passed pawn"
This is one main rule in rook endgames. The importance of that rule you can see in the following game:
Here you can try to do it as the master himself:
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