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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Rook Endings Part 1.

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The Cut Off King Part 2



1. Rb1 {Black has connected passed pawns ready to convert it to Queen. Black
has Rook and a king. Black king is quiet away from its pawns. Strategy :
First try to hinder the mobility of one of the passed pawns with the help of
rook.} (1. Rd1 a2 2. Rd2+ Kh3 3. Rxb2 a1=Q 4. Re2 Qf1+ 5. Ke3 Kg4 6. Kd2 Qf4+
7. Re3 Qb4+ 8. Rc3 Kf4 9. Kc2 Ke4 10. Rh3 Qc4+ 11. Kb2 Qf1 12. Ra3 Qd1 13. Rh3
Kd5 14. Kc3 Qd4+ 15. Kc2 Qe4+ } 1. Re1 a2 2. Re2+ Kh3
3. Rxb2 a1=Q 4. Re2 Qf1+ 5. Ke3 Kg4 6. Kd2 Qf4+ 7. Re3 Qb4+ 8. Rc3 Kf4 9. Kc2
Ke4 10. Rh3 Qc4+ 11. Kb2) (1. Rf1 a2 2. Rf2+ Kh3 3. Rxb2 a1=Q 4. Re2
Qf1+ 5. Ke3 Kg4 6. Kd2 Qf4+ 7. Re3 Qb4+ 8. Rc3 Kf4 9. Kc2 Ke4 10. Rh3 Qc4+ 11.
Kb2) 1... a2 2. Rxb2+ Kh1 3. Rxa2 Kg1 4. Rd2 Kh1 5. Kg3 Kg1 6. Rd1#







1... b2 (1... c2 2. Rxb3+ Kd4 3. Rb4+ Kd3 4. Rb3+ Ke2 5. Rc3 Kd2 6. Rc8 c1=Q 7.
Rxc1 Kxc1 8. Ke5 Kd2 9. Kd5 Kd3 10. Ke5 Kd2) (1... Kd2 2. Rxb3 c2 3. Rb2 Kd3 4.
Rxc2 Kxc2 5. Ke5 Kd3 6. Kd5 Kd2 7. Ke5 Kd3) (1... Ke2 2. Rxb3 c2 3. Rc3 Kd2 4.
Rc8 c1=Q 5. Rxc1 Kxc1 6. Ke5 Kd2 7. Kd5 Kd3 8. Ke5 Kd2) 2. Ke5 Kf3 3. Kf5 Ke2
4. Ke4 Kd1 5. Kd4 c2 6. Rxb2 c1=Q 7. Rf2 Qa1+ 8. Ke4 Qb1+ 9. Ke5 Qb5+ 10. Kf4
Qb6 11. Kf3 Qc6+ 12. Kf4 Qb6
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1... Rxh6 In this example the pawns are not connected but separated
(1... Kf1 2. Kf7 Rf2+ 3. Ke6 Re2+ 4. Kd6 Rd2+ 5. Kc5 Rc2+ 6. Kd4 Rc8
7. Ke5 Rh8 8. h7 Ke2 9. Kf6 Kd3 10. Kg7 Re8 11. Kf7 Rh8 12. Kg7) (1... Kh1 2.
Kf7 Rf2+ 3. Ke6 Re2+ 4. Kd6 Rd2+ 5. Ke5 Re2+ 6. Kf6 Rf2+ 7. Kg5 Rg2+ 8. Kf4 Rg8
9. h7 Rh8 10. Ke5 Kg2 11. Kf6 Kf3 12. Kg7 Re8 13. Kf7 Rh8 14. e8=Q Kf2 15. Qxh8
Kg2) (1... Kf2 2. Kd7 Rxh6 3. e8=Q Rh3 4. Qg6 Rg3 5. Qc2+ Ke3 6. Kd6 Rg4 7.
Qc5+ Kf3 8. Qf5+ Rf4 9. Qd3+ Kg2 10. Kd5 Kf2 11. Ke5 Rf3 12. Qc4 Re3+ 13. Kf4
Rf3+ 14. Ke4 Re3+ 15. Kd4 Rf3 16. Ke5) 2. Kd7 Rh7 3. Kd8 Rh8+ 4. Kd7 Kf2 5.
e8=Q Rxe8 6. Kxe8 Kg2 7. Kf7 Kf2 8. Kf6 Kg2 9. Kf7 


Rook Endings Part 1
Rook on the vulnerable square.