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a- and h-pawns versus h-pawn
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The structure a- and h-pawns versus h-pawn is generally favourable for the defender because losing the pawn does not lead automatically to a lost position. Liquidation to a drawn position ...

Started 07/06/12 at 17:22:09 by Poghosyan
6 4345 Last Post 09/28/12 at 08:22:02
By: Poghosyan
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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
9 8745 Last Post 03/27/14 at 16:19:18
By: Vandros
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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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By: John_Hall
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Alekhine-Bogoljubov ending revisited
In the same chapter in Cheron's Lehr-und Handbuch der Endspiele that contains the complicated #392 discussed previously in this forum there is an analysis of an ending that occurred in the 1934 world ...

Started 09/01/12 at 20:49:06 by mbourzut
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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
3 5648 Last Post 04/06/14 at 23:16:02
By: proustiskeen
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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
11 9793 Last Post 05/25/13 at 15:23:16
By: zugzwang - Ex Member
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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
4 3687 Last Post 07/30/16 at 05:58:40
By: iggystiv
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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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Botvinnik-Borisenko
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Botvinnik – Borisenko Mocow ch-USSR, 1955
This position has been considered by the theory as lost for White because the defending rook is in a pa...

Started 06/20/12 at 10:19:36 by Poghosyan
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By: Poghosyan
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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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c- and d- pawns versus h-pawn rook endings
I saw some nice studies about similar endgames here posted so thought that some people could be interested in my analysis built around a recent played game by myself.
[pgn][Event "c and d pawns aga...|/pgn]
Analysis were made by manually inserting some lines in 2 engines: Fritz, Rybka without having direct access to the tablebases. Tablebases were manually checked online.
Any feedback on the correctness of the analysis is welcome. Not only to learn something about this type of endgame but also if my method of analyzing is trustful for such positions.

Started 06/09/12 at 22:16:00 by brabo
1 2062 Last Post 06/16/12 at 14:14:41
By: brabo
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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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By: Poghosyan V
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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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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
7 6840 Last Post 05/10/13 at 19:39:32
By: Poghosyan
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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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28 18816 Last Post 11/17/15 at 16:43:24
By: Smyslov_Fan
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Duras-Capablanca (1913) revisited
The structure e-, f- and g-pawns against f- and h-pawns arises very often in practice, especially in 4 versus 3 rook endings, when the defender allows the exchange of h- und g-pawns (which is generall...

Started 01/09/13 at 18:15:53 by Poghosyan
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By: Poghosyan
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e- and f-pawns versus e-pawn
In general, the positions with this pawn structure tend to be drawn provided the defender's king is near his pawn.
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Ribli - Van der Sterren
Bundesliga 9900 Germany 2000<br...

Started 07/31/12 at 13:57:52 by Poghosyan
12 5811 Last Post 11/01/12 at 18:50:06
By: Smyslov_Fan
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e- anf f-pawns vers f-pawn rook endings
Part 1
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 6049 Last Post 12/02/12 at 16:44:43
By: proustiskeen
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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
6 5381 Last Post 10/15/15 at 23:30:33
By: nem500
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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
7 4331 Last Post 07/29/05 at 21:03:15
By: MNb
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