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R+3P vs R+2P Shen - Hilton, 2018 blitz
The following arose in a blitz game this weekend.
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Earlier black played ...a3-a2, and after the game commented that he should have left it on a3 and played for ...Kb2-a2...

Started 02/05/18 at 04:54:06 by an ordinary chessplayer
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Best Rook Endgame (is there such a thing?)
Are rook endings the ugly duckling of endgame artistry?  I've seen quite a lot of cool looking endings, but no rook endings come to mind.  It's probably subjective.   So I ask you.  What are your your...

Started 07/28/16 at 04:55:24 by iggystiv
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Complete and Comprehensive Rook Endgamesbook
What is a good book that is focussed exclusively on rook endgames, that can be useful for 2300+, going from the basic known stuff like Philidor and Lucena but also having complicated examples with roo...

Started 07/10/15 at 06:41:01 by DenVerdsligeRejsende
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By: Smyslov_Fan
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Easy to understand rook endgame book?
I played in a recent 7 rounds tournament and got 2nd place and gained rating points but the tournament showed several weaknesses that I need to improve. While I did not lose a single game, I did not w...

Started 05/19/15 at 12:08:00 by bragesjo
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By: nem500
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Some mistakes in ECE II
By using 5-6-7-man tablebases and strong analatical enginees the 2. edition of ECE II has corrected a huge number of errors of the first edition. It is especially important that the new edition has ne...

Started 04/09/14 at 19:04:52 by Poghosyan V
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By: Poghosyan V
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Rook + 4 v rook + 4 or 3 with passed a-pawn
While I was analysing the end of the Gupta-Venkatesh game for this month's 1 d4 d5 update I came to the following position:
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At first I thought tha...

Started 05/12/14 at 20:15:31 by GMTonyKosten
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New findings in rook endings 4 vers 3 with a5 pawn
New findings in rook endings 4 versus 3 with the passed pawn on a5
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John_Hall has demonstrated very convincingly that in Krakops-Dautov 1999 (rev. col.) after 1.Ke4 Ra2 2.Kd4 the move 2...f6 draws. It is the only...

Started 05/11/14 at 13:36:34 by Poghosyan V
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Akopian-Kir. Georgiev (DEM 9-166) when gxh4?
In these R+p endings after f6+g5 defence when is gxh4 safe?
Kantorovich/Steckner (DEM 9-144)
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In Kantorovich/Steckner DEM 9-144 after 1.Kd4 g5! 2.Kd5 as well as P...

Started 04/20/14 at 16:00:12 by John_Hall
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Krakops-Dautov (DEM 9-166 Notes) f4 lines
Akopian-Kir. Georgiev (DEM 9-166)
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After 1…Ra1?! 2.Ra6! Ra2 3.a4 Ra3+?! 4.Kd4 Ra2 5.a5 f6
Krakops-Dautov (reversed)
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Dvoretsky gives win 6.Ra...

Started 04/20/14 at 16:36:59 by John_Hall
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By: Poghosyan V
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Kantorovich/Steckner (DEM 9-144) g5-g4 update
A few weeks ago I bought Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual (2nd Edition) and was intrigued by the innovations since Fine, particulary in Rook and pawn endgames with outside passed pawn and enemy Rook behind....

Started 04/20/14 at 15:39:42 by John_Hall
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By: Poghosyan V
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Capablanca-Yates (Hastings, 1930)
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The famous ending Capablanca-Yates (Hastings, 1930) is „one of the grandest in the entire chess literature“ (Chernev). Casablanca’s technique was so i...

Started 05/12/12 at 13:38:08 by Poghosyan
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b-pawn
This topic is the continuation of the topic “Hollis-Florian - Kantorovich`s defensive method”

Started 01/06/12 at 15:49:14 by Poghosyan
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By: proustiskeen
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Aagaard on Kantorovich / Steckner
There's a new blog post up at Quality Chess on the famous - due to the work done in this forum! - Kantorovich / Steckner endgame (DEM 9-144).  Aagaard thinks he has a new way to draw.  I'll put up a p...

Started 03/24/14 at 13:18:35 by proustiskeen
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By: Vandros
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Lucena postion - why 4th vs 5th rank?
This one's been bugging me for a while. I'm reviewing the early chapters of Silman's Complete Endgame Course, on my way to reading some of the later stuff that I never got to before, and I just came b...

Started 02/15/14 at 03:46:13 by Fromper
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By: Fromper
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Gligoric-Euwe, Zurich 1953
Recently I received a copy of the new translation of Najdorf's book on Zurich 1953, and I became interested in the rook ending that arose in the 22nd round game between Gligoric and Euwe.  I went thro...

Started 06/12/12 at 06:19:12 by proustiskeen
4 5084 Last Post 05/30/13 at 16:35:09
By: Matemax
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Bacrot-Robson; a few explanantions
[b]In this thread I will present a tutorial on rook endgames with a passed a-pawn on the 6th or 7th rank and the rook of the stronger side in front. In the presentation I will rather rely on verbal...
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Started 03/26/12 at 04:44:36 by micawber
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By: zugzwang - Ex Member
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Chéron n. 392 and n. 392a revisited
g- and h-pawns versus b-pawn and a-pawn. Does it make a difference?
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Kostic-Janosevic 1951,
in Chéron, Handbuch, 2. edition, n. 392, p. 259-260.
The situation with g- and h-pawns ...

Started 07/08/12 at 07:42:37 by Poghosyan
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g- and h-pawns versus a-pawn
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Lilienthal-Kan 1947 (rev. col.)
Black is a pawn down and is facing two connected passed pawns but his pieces are in relatively favourable positions. Black’s passed paw...

Started 06/20/12 at 06:36:14 by Poghosyan
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Levenfish/Smyslov n. 190 unsound
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Levenfish/Smyslov n. 190 (rev. fl.)
This position is given as drawn when it is Black`s turn to move.
1...Ra6+ 2.Rc6
2.Kd7 is useless because after 1…Ra7+ 3.Kd8 Ra8+ White ha...

Started 12/24/12 at 17:28:52 by Poghosyan
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By: Poghosyan
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e- anf f-pawns vers f-pawn rook endings
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This pawn structure is very important and, as J. Emms points out, is often reached via 4 vs. 3 and 3 vs 2 structures. Generally, as in other 2 vs 1 rook endings without a passed pawn, this...

Started 06/09/12 at 12:53:12 by Poghosyan
11 5583 Last Post 12/02/12 at 16:44:43
By: proustiskeen
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