Rooks Endgames: Lateral Defense (Video)
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Rooks Endgames: Lateral Defense (Video)

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Hi chess enthusiasts! I think you already know that I enjoy a lot working with endgames. At the same time I consider they are very important for players who want to continue progressing. Today we are going to keep on improving with this thematic, so, we’ll work with a theoretical Rooks endgame I like to call “Lateral Defense” (although, as I remember, some great writer calls it “Long Side Defense”).  

 

Basic Position

 

Video explaining this endgame

https://youtu.be/_ouxy5HnGaQ

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** (Right click in the question mark (?) to see the solutions)

 Position 1 Can White win?

Position 1a Draw

Position 1b White Wins

 

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