The Active King: Rook Endgames

Apr 12, 2011
20 min
Nobody leads an army like the King! GM Bojkov continues his series on the study of the active King in action, and today we make the transition from Bishop to Rook endings. We learn from all time greats such as Smyslov that an active King can draw despite a four pawn deficit -- then we observe another former World Champion, Capablanca, use the "Umbrella Method" to shield his King from checks and advance his g-pawn to victory!