Rook endings are the most frequently seen among all endgames. In fact, more than 60% of all endings are rook endings, and the reason is simple: rooks generally enter the game much later than other pieces.
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|Series||The Modern Endgame Manual|
|Author / Authors||Adrian Mikhalchishin|
|Publication date||1st edition 2019|
|Width||17 cm / 6.69 inch|
|Height||24 cm / 9.45 inch|
There are a few very important rook endings, ones which we see frequently in practical games. Every player must know how to deal with these situations on the board, for both sides, so knowledge of basic positions and methods of handling complicated endgames are key. And the mistakes of the top players are also extremely instructive and serve as great lessons for improvement in the endgame.
Part 8 of the first FIDE-approved endgame manual, written by 3 of the world leading experts: FIDE Senior Trainers IGM Mikhalchishin, IGM Grivas and IGM Balogh covers the essential rook endgames.
A total of eight books will take you step-by-step from king & pawn endgames all the way through to extremely complex and materially-unbalanced endgames.
005 Key to symbols
009 Editorial preface
011 Chapter 1. Rook against pawns
023 Chapter 2. Classic rook endings 1: An extra passed fl ank pawn
095 Chapter 3. Classic rook endings 2: An extra passed d-pawn
127 Chapter 4. Classic rook endings 3: An extra fl ank pawn revisited
149 Chapter 5. Isolated pawns in rook endgames
157 Chapter 6. Th e transfer from the opening into rook endgames
171 Chapter 7. Th e Korchnoi-Smyslov endgame
181 Chapter 8. Botvinnik’s endgames
197 Chapter 9. Smyslov’s endgames
215 Chapter 11. Best rook endgame studies
265 Chapter 12. Rook and pawn endgame tests