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Queen vs Rook Chess Endgame Study

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This is a compilation of various key positions which you can encounter in a queen vs rook chess endgame. It include both small and long distance to mate positions. The idea is to reduce the initial position to smaller distance to mate positions. Then try to capture rook to simplify it to king queen endgame. Also look for checkmate possibility throughout the game. 50 rule move is there so need to capture rook before 50 moves otherwise it will be a draw.

Here is a suitable queen vs rook end game situation in a blitz match between Magnus Carlsen and Maxime Vachier Lagrave.

https://youtu.be/kR5lD4XfjYs?t=857

Drills and Endgames Challenge based on Queen vs Rook present on Chess.com

Queen vs Rook: Philidor's Position

Queen vs Rook: Third-Rank Defense

Queen vs Rook: Mate in 30 moves

Queen vs Rook: Endgames Challenge

Video Lessons

Philidor's position : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQM4NK8kQ3E

Basic puzzles (mate in 3 or less):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAPqVJRMLYE

Mate in 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmXkID1bHF8

Mate in 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BM9VUs6WD4U

Longest distance to mate position. Mate in 35 moves.

 

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