Endgame Magic #198: Rook endings

by Karsten Müller
6/13/2022 – In the Endgame Magic Show #198 Karsten takes a look at interesting rook endings played in the first half of the year. Rook endings occur more often than any other ending and the examples Karsten picked contain important theoretical positions and patterns. | You can watch the Endgame Magic Show on-demand with a ChessBase Premium account.

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Endgame Magic #198

The following position is a typical example of a rook ending that seems to be easy but is surprisingly complicated. It is Black to move and win. In the game, Ivanchuk found the win - can you do the same?

 

 

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