Rook endings are always drawn...

10/21/2010 – , but in tournment practice when the clock is ticking away, it is often anything but easy to discover the correct defence. In this example from the Bundesliga match Werder Bremen-Hamburger SK Radoslaw Wojtaszek (White) on top board for the Hamburg side against Zahar Efimenko could still win, although there were pawns left only on the kingside. Efimenko defended against the attack on his h-pawn by 57...h5 58.gxh6 e.p. Ra5?. Karsten Müller has taken a look at the ending and shows you in his analysis how to liquidate to a won pawn ending and a stalemate trick with a desperado rook. ChessBase Magazine Online.

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Rook endings are always drawn...

, but in tournment practice when the clock is ticking away, it is often anything but easy to discover the correct defence. In this example from the Bundesliga match Werder Bremen - Hamburger SK Radoslaw Wojtaszek (White) on top board for the Hamburg side against Zahar Efimenko could still win, although there were pawns left only on the kingside. Efimenko defended against the attack on his h-pawn by 57...h5 58.gxh6 e.p. Ra5?. Karsten Müller has taken a look at the ending and shows you in his analysis how to liquidate to a won pawn ending and a stalemate trick with a desperado rook.

Analysis Wojtaszek-Efimenko by GM Karsten Müller.


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