14 January 2011

Rook & Pawn v. Rook | How to Win 2 Positions

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This chess video is dedicated to the rook endgame - and namely to the rook and pawn v. rook ending. The name of the video is "Rook & Pawn v. Rook: How to Win 2 Positions." The video will show in a visible way how to win 2 typical positions in the rook endgame.

The following is short description of 2 typical positions. White is stronger in both. Position 1. White: King, rook and a pawn. King outside, the rook on a8 blocking from promotion its own pawn on a7. Black: King and rook. The rook is attacking the White pawn from a1.

Position 2. White: King, rook and a pawn. King outside, the rook on a8 blocking from promotion its own pawn on a7. Black: King and rook. The rook is attacking the White pawn but from b7, the Black King is closer. Position 1 and Position 2 have 2 different ways of winning.

The chess video is simple in build and includes the following 2 parts: Part I is titled "How to Win Position 1." Part II is titled "How to Win Position 2." The introduction points out the importance of both positions. To start the video, click the Play button below:




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You have seen the chess video on rook ending - rook & pawn v. rook - and how to win 2 typical positions in this endgame. You are recommended to learn the winning tactics for the above 2 typical positions because the rook endings are the most common in chess.