Monday, 2 July 2012

Active Rook vs passive Rook

Finding the best squares for your pieces is key. Here is a perfect example ... (GM Nick Pert demonstrates)

Rook's pawn ending leads to a draw

If played correctly, this particular ending should always lead to a draw. The aim is to block the Rook's pawn with the King resulting in stalemate. GM Nick Pert demonstrates how this is done ...

Monday, 30 April 2012

Simple Mate: Rook & Rook vs King

Here is an example of a simple mate - Rook & Rook vs King (sometimes known as the lawnmower mate)

White to play and win ...

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