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Hollis-Florian - Kantorovich`s defensive method
Hollis - Florian
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The endgame theory assumed very long time that the position after 40.Kf1 Rb2 41.Ke1 Kf6 42.f3 Rb3 43.Kd2 is drawn because of 43...Rxf3 or 43...Ke6. Yanvarev in Chessppro ...

Started 11/15/11 at 08:24:07 by Poghosyan
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By: Poghosyan
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RookEndgame Hollis-Florian
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The rook-endgame from Hollis-Florian is probably one of top 10 most quoted Rook-endgames.
I have two questions regarding this endgame:
1.What was th...

[b]Regardin

Started 10/09/10 at 12:00:28 by micawber
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By: Poghosyan
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Rook and Pawn endgame example. Help!
Hi,
The following rook and pawn endgame has been giving me a headache. Can white win from here?
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Black's king is cut off and his rook is passive but t...

Started 08/17/10 at 22:36:27 by trw
8 3861 Last Post 08/19/10 at 09:23:15
By: Dink Heckler
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Rook, f + h pawns -v- rook
Not sure I'm allowed to advertise rival sites, but it's not too much of a rival really.
Randomly googling and trying to find something else recently, I ran across across this site.
http://ou...

Started 09/06/06 at 11:59:50 by IMJohnCox
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By: Lovuschka
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R3P - R2P with Outside Passed Pawn
Hello All:
I recently had this position as Black:
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I am wondering if this is a theoretical win for White? Either way, what is the most stubborn defense? I a...

Started 03/31/09 at 04:35:18 by Gerry1970
8 3809 Last Post 05/19/09 at 14:30:31
By: Girkassa
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What is the best Rook pawn ending book/source
I am working on Rook ending (after losing few dozen won games). There are many books on this subject but unfortunately I do not much time to go through all.
Can anyboody tell me what is the b...

Started 02/08/08 at 04:37:50 by saubhikr
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26 16201 Last Post 09/01/08 at 05:57:56
By: lnn2
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R+3P vs. R+2P
I recently won an endgame as White in this position:
W: Kc5, Rh8, a5, b5, h4
B: Ka7, Rg4, c7, g6
White to play.
I guess it shows that I need to work on my endgames, but I had some ...

Started 07/16/08 at 19:04:17 by HgMan
7 4054 Last Post 07/20/08 at 00:12:25
By: Smyslov_Fan
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BEST ROOK ENDINGS BOOK
Hello to everybody!
Can you please specify which is the best endgame books dealing with ROOK ENDINGS.
I'll mention some:
    * Starting Out: Rook Endings (2004). Chris Ward, Everyman Chess.
    * [color=#ff0000][b]The Survival Guide to Rook Endings[/.

Started 06/22/08 at 12:48:07 by rossia
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By: Paddy
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Question to Svidler-Sutovsky, ETCC 2007
Hi chessfriends,
playing through the excellent games of the latest update on chesspub 1e4e5 "Open Ruy Lopez" I was a bit puzzled by the following desicion of Sutovsky:
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Sutovs

Started 03/22/08 at 09:32:36 by Matemax
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By: Matemax
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Rook-endgame, Anand-Kramnik, Mexico City 2007
Diagram 1 Anand-Kramnik, Mexico city, 2007
Position after black’s 53rd move.

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Now M. Marin commentates:
“Decades ago, Kholmov has proven that even without the f5-pawn White can hold a draw. The o...
Suggesting that it

Started 11/18/07 at 17:32:43 by micawber
8 5146 Last Post 11/20/07 at 14:05:36
By: chk
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Carlsen-Alekseev, Dortmund 2007
I will first walk through this rook-endgame, explain several decisions and indicate some positions that require deeper analysis.
We start with the positions after black's 30th move:
diagram I.
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6k1/5p1p/6p1/p5P...

Started 07/01/07 at 11:22:19 by micawber
6 4125 Last Post 07/04/07 at 07:56:26
By: Smyslov_Fan
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Vancura position
I was reading Keres' Practical Chess Endings in the bath the other day (as you do) and enjoyed his very classical comment on this and many other R & P -v- R positions that 'a good player must know the...

Started 02/13/07 at 10:54:52 by IMJohnCox
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By: TalJechin
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Gelfand's Déjà vu
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Black to play after 79.Ra1
Gelfand-Karpov, Reggio Emilia 1992 (1/2)
Black to play after 62.Ra1
Gelfand-Kramnik Amber (rapid) 2007 (1/2)
As John Emms states in his rook ending...

Started 03/25/07 at 19:43:34 by Ptero
4 2760 Last Post 03/26/07 at 16:35:40
By: IMJohnCox
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Karjakin-Topalov endgame (Corus, round 3)
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                           Karjakin-Topalov
                                Corus 2006
                               after 51...Kf8
During round 3, one point of discussion was whether Karjakin could have played on ...

Started 01/21/07 at 01:15:47 by OstapBender
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By: OstapBender
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Botvinnik-Najdorf 1956 really a win for white?
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FEN:8/1r3kp1/5p1p/5K1P/4PPP1/8/R7/8 w - -
All sources I have on this endgame (Averbakh, Mueller, Emms) give this as a winning position for white. After breaking my head for several hours, I...

Started 12/03/06 at 22:42:03 by Ptero
5 3881 Last Post 12/29/06 at 20:14:06
By: micawber
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Khairullin-Inarkiev 2006
Some highly instructive stuff at the Russian championship today:
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8/8/1R6/5pk1/1p6/1r4P1/5K2/8 w - -
Khairullin-Inarkiev
46...? Black to play and win

Started 12/14/06 at 18:13:35 by Ptero
2 2042 Last Post 12/15/06 at 09:36:25
By: Ptero
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Rook Endgame Question
Can anyone please tell me what the main differences are between rook and pawn endgames and 2 rook and pawn endgames?  So this actually entails several questions:
a) I assume that in rook and pawn...

Started 07/27/06 at 08:48:36 by Dinomike100
5 3211 Last Post 07/27/06 at 19:51:00
By: Dragan Glas
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Endgame of the Week: Zhang-Ni R+P ending.
Hi all!
This week's endgame comes from China's Sanjin Hotel Cup.  I'm giving the complete game score below, but I want to focus on the pure R+P ending with four pawns each.  White ended up winnin...

Started 07/26/05 at 16:23:58 by Smyslov_Fan
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By: MNb
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Rook ending (1)
I am making a new thread for this rook ending. We began discussing it in the "Endgame-play" thread.
I have another ending for everyone to consider:
White has pawns on f2, g3, h4, a6. Ke3, R...

Started 07/11/05 at 01:18:08 by kevinludwig
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