Winning Queen vs Rook 3: 3rd Rank Defense!

Jun 22, 2012
17 min
GM Josh Friedel makes it look easy today! Breaking down black's toughest defense (the "3rd Rank Defense") with style! The Queen vs Rook Endgame "evolved" and became much harder to win once computers figured out this approach, even stumping Super GM Nigel Short once or twice! But Josh explains the key thing to understand about this puzzle, and recommends using our Computer Tools to practice it yourself!