Rook Endgames: Beginner to Master, Part 2

May 3, 2009
23 min
The second in FM Daniel Rensch's series on Rook and Pawn endgames. In this video, he extends his analysis of the Philidor Defense, to show that a passive defense can also hold against a N- or R-pawn, and to show what happens with a bishop/center pawn if the opponent does not correctly apply the Philidor Defense. He then segues into a vital discussion of "short-side" and "long-side," understanding which will earn you many half points!