Rook and Pawn Endgames: First Rank Defense (+ Video)
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Rook and Pawn Endgames: First Rank Defense (+ Video)

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Hello everyone. Today we are analyzing an important theoretical Rook and Pawn endgame. This is First Rank Defense; it can be very helpful in situations where we couldn’t get the basic position for Philidor Defense. Then, there is still hope to get a draw; probably we can use this alternative  (or essential) method.    


Video analyzing this interesting endgame


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Position 1 Get a Draw with First Rank Defense, only against Rook or Knight Pawns

Position 2 Don’t use First Rank Defense against Bishop or Central Pawns (It’s not going to work)


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