The Crushing Rook Lift

Feb 14, 2011
26 min
Grandmaster Dejan Bojkov provides two thrilling examples of the power of using a "rook lift" when attacking the enemy king. First we see a theoretical discussion in the Sozin Najdorf, with multiple variations displaying white's power (Qh6 sure is a sweet tactic). Then we see a great game in the Panov-Botvinnik Attack in the Caro-Kann, where the great Russian Champion Peter Svidler meets a swift death at the hands of a devastating rook lift!