The eternal problem

9/25/2003 – Today's lecture by our GM trainer Dorian Rogozenko deals with "the eternal problem": which rook to place on which open file. If you have faced this dilemma in your tournament game you will want to follow this lesson on the Playchess.com server. Details...

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GM trainer Dorian Rogozenko will discuss the "eternal problem" by showing examples and trying to explain when do we need to occupy open files with rooks and when it is best to avoid doing so. However, the main question will be when there are more open files in the center, which of them we need most for the rooks.

GM Dorian Rogozenko's lectures begin at 21:00h server time (= MET, Middle European Time), which translates to 20:00h London and 3 p.m. New York. You can use Fritz or any Fritz-compatible program (Shredder, Junior, Tiger, Hiarcs) to follow the lectures, or download a free trial client here.

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