CBM Blog: Activity matters + the Bodycheck

7/9/2011 – Double rook endings are less drawish than single rook endings, especially if the attacker can take aim at the king's castle, as our endgame specialist Dr Karsten Müller vividly demonstrates. And when a rook fights against pawns, he explains, the bodycheck usually is the defender's best weapon. Give yourself an Elo boost with our regular installment of grandmaster instructions.

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Activity matters

Double rook endings are less drawish than single rook endings, especially if the attacker can take aim at the king's castle:

The Bodycheck and the Domination Game

When a rook fights against pawns the bodycheck usually is the defender's best weapon: