Rook and Knight vs. Rook

Rook and Knight vs. Rook

Learn to win and save half-points in one of the trickiest endings in the game!

How can you tell if your rook and knight can win against a rook? Join GM Ivan Sokolov as he demonstrates the key ideas in this tricky ending. Even great players like GM Judit Polgar have misplayed this type of endgame, but you can learn the key ideas, which positions are winning, and how to win them in this three-part course. Improve your endgame knowledge today!

Here is what you will learn:

  • Learn the conditions you need to win as the stronger side!
  • Learn the most practical way to defend when you're down a knight!

"A very useful video by one of the greatest Grandmasters of our beloved game." - Chess.com member marcocka

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Rook And Knight vs Rook: Easy Examples

Rook And Knight vs Rook: Easy Examples

Do you know how to win with a rook and knight vs a rook? GM Ivan Sokolov does and he will teach you this must-know endgame. You will want to start with this lesson on the essential rook and knight vs rook checkmates.
15 min
5 Challenges
Rook And Knight vs Rook: Getting Harder

Rook And Knight vs Rook: Getting Harder

You've learned how to win in the basic rook and knight vs rook position, but now it's time to get a little more advanced. Enjoy this master endgame lesson and boost your endgame technique!
16 min
5 Challenges
Rook And Knight vs Rook: Grandmaster Handling

Rook And Knight vs Rook: Grandmaster Handling

How does a Grandmaster handle the tricky rook and knight vs rook endgame? The endgame specialist GM Ivan Sokolov shows you the way.
16 min
5 Challenges

Lessons

Rook and Knight vs. Rook

Endgames
3 Lessons
47 Minutes
15 Challenges
Released July 5, 2019
3,919 Students