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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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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 2063 Last Post 06/16/12 at 14:14:41
By: brabo
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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 5385 Last Post 10/15/15 at 23:30:33
By: nem500
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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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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
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By: Dragan Glas
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Gelfand's 61 Rh7 ?? In playoff game 3.
I was sickened by this move, I thought Soviet trained top grandmaster would have this completely worked out, it just seemed so obvious even moving instantly that the only possible win was to move the ...

Started 05/31/12 at 09:16:25 by FischerTal
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By: Stigma
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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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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
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By: Girkassa
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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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By: GMTonyKosten
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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 4066 Last Post 07/20/08 at 00:12:25
By: Smyslov_Fan
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Frontal attack/defence in rook endgames
Hello,
I recently had to evaluate a rook endgame that could arise in one of my OTB games : the position to evaluate at the end of a forced line was :
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I thought Bla...

Started 08/03/12 at 12:30:01 by hicetnunc
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By: Girkassa
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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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By: iggystiv
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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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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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How to study rook endgames
What is the best way of studying rook endgames? That is something I am asking myself right now.
I have Chess Endings made simple which covers rook endgames in only 21 pages. It has two parts and ...

Started 05/14/10 at 16:16:26 by JhF
13 8779 Last Post 03/15/20 at 20:06:05
By: Laramonet
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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
5 6106 Last Post 04/27/14 at 12:33:39
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
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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
1 3603 Last Post 04/21/14 at 06:05:14
By: Poghosyan V
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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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By: MNb
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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
3 1886 Last Post 03/22/08 at 17:17:29
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