Rook endgames : The rook behind the passed pawn!

Dec 5, 2009, 1:04 AM |

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:



Here you can read more about it:

Rook endgames: 3 basic positions