"Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you." - Arnold Palmer

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Rook Endings: Are you good at it?

Schlechter - Rubinstein, 1912
If you answer my question "Yes, I am!" then you should not have any problem to find the correct plan in those two endings.
Try to assess the position, try to find correct plan for White and for Black.
All what you need to know is that in both games is Black to move.
From now on you can show your ability to play quite complex Rook endings and in each of them you can learn something.
In the first one it is the fact that passivity is the best way to defeat, in second one it is that the harmony in coordination of your pieces is one of the most important factors in the game of chess.

Bogoljubow - Johner, 1929
I am sure that you would like to check your opinion with what happened in those two games. The solutions you can find on the following link.
I wish you the best of luck and now get down to the business!

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