King and Rook vs King and Bishop: Almost all you need to know (+ Video)
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King and Rook vs King and Bishop: Almost all you need to know (+ Video)

FM michechess89

Hi Chess Mates. Is the endgame King and Rook vs King and Bishop winning for the strong side? In any case, how is the plan to win or get a draw? Are there some exceptional positions? These are some of the questions we are going to answer in this post.


Video analyzing some rules and ideas about King and Rook vs King and Bishop

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Some positions we analyze in the video

Summing up

  • When this endgame is correctly defended, it should be a draw.
  • The way to defend is, avoid the corners, but when you are forced, go to the opposite-colored to the Bishop corner.
  • If the strong side can trap the enemy King in the wrong corner, then it should be winning, and the way to win is by creating double threats of Bishop and check in the Backrank.


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