Thursday, 4 October 2018

An Endgame Tactic

Rook endgames are usually complex and rich in resources for both sides.

Take the following position which just occurred in one of my internet games. (I was playing White.)
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White to move after 1..a4

Black has just played 1..a4. The position looks bleak for White with Black’s passed d pawn looking menacing.

Yet, as in life, there’s is always hope! White to move.


Check out the answer below:

Answer: 2. f5! gf 3. Rh4+ following by Rxb3 ..Kb3 then g6.

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