The right rook

by Oliver Reeh
8/30/2019 – In the diagram position Black should have played 16...♜fd8! — can you spot how after 16...♜ad8? White wins by force?

ChessBase Magazine 191 ChessBase Magazine 191

Analyses by Caruana, Giri, So, Vidit, Wojtaszek, Gelfand, McShane, Yu Yangyi, Nielsen, the Muzychuk sisters and many more. Plus videos by King, Sokolov and Williams. 11 opening articles with new ideas for your repertoire plus lots of training sessions!

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Two rooks for one square

Two questions can be helpful to determine the right rook:

A) Where will the other rook go? And

B) how can you use the square the rook comes from?

 

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Highlights of this issue

  • CBM 191"I consider 3.Bb5+ a Najdorf!"
    Anish Giri annotates his victory as Black over Ian Nepomniachtchi
  • 2:0 with 1.e4!
    Wesley So presents his current recipes for success vs. the Berlin and the Petroff
  • "I had a strong feeling we were in for a big fight!"
    Fabiano Caruana shows how he defeated MVL with the Neo-Arkhangelsk Variation
  • Trendy and tricky
    How Adhiban Baskaran came to like Najdorf with 6.h3 e5 7.Nb3
  • "King's English"
    Evgeny Postny checks 1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 e5!?
  • The structure of the champions
    Robert Ris examines the very popular Rossolimo Sicilian 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 g6 4.Bxc6 dxc6
  • Victory with prestige
    Vidit Gujrathi analyzes his groundbreaking win against Peter Leko at the Chess Festival in Biel
  • Similar but different
    Trap expert Rainer Knaak shows a trick against the black stencil ...Nc6, ...Qb6 and...Bf5 in the London System
  • A little new trend in the English
    Renato Quintiliano takes control of the centre with 1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 5.e4!?
  • Brilliancy prize
    Mariya Muzychuk annotates her victory over Aleksandra Goryachkina from the Women’s Candidates
  • Mini shift
    Manoeuvre the "Rook on the 3rd" to success – interactive video training with Oliver Reeh!
  • Star analyses
    Annotated games by McShane, Gelfand, Wojtaszek, Yu, Heine Nielsen, and many more…

ChessBase Magazine 191

Analyses by Caruana, Giri, So, Vidit, Wojtaszek, Gelfand, McShane, Yu Yangyi, Nielsen, the Muzychuk sisters and many more. Plus videos by King, Sokolov and Williams. 11 opening articles with new ideas for your repertoire plus lots of training sessions!

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Oliver Reeh is an International Master, lives in Hamburg, and plays for the "Hamburger Schachklub" in the "Bundesliga". He is a long-time member of the ChessBase team, and regularly entertains and educates readers with his tactic column in the ChessBase Magazine. He is also co-author of the popular DVDs on Bobby Fischer, Mihhail Tal, Alexander Alekhine, and José Raul Capablanca appearing in the ChessBase Master Class Series.
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genem genem 9/2/2019 09:23
Pranav cannot be criticized for playing on in a lost position IF Pranav made his moves quickly. But if Pranav took several minutes per move, the criticism become a legitimate point of view. USA grandmaster Larry Evans, in this long running Chess Life magazine column, once answer a reader's question by saying: "If it is legal, it is ethical.". Countless GMs have restated the point that: "Nobody ever won by resigning.". There are a lot of gray areas in ethics, and any judgment here that Pranav was wrong is dubious if stated as an absolute.
JuventusLION JuventusLION 8/31/2019 12:51
KevinC again agreed 100%
KevinC KevinC 8/30/2019 05:46
@JuventusLION I don't mind if someone plays on a little if they see some real chances, or difficulties; but as a master myself, that was not close to hard at certain points.
JuventusLION JuventusLION 8/30/2019 05:24
100% agreed with Kevin...I don't care what age, at that level to act this way he's a little "sh" and a douche! Coaches just want to show how to memorize a million opening lines and endgames; they should also strive to teach manners at the board and chess etiquette to these so called chess prodigees. It happens WAY too often these young kids do not know how to act at the board and like to stare as if they intimidate. It's very poor and their coaches let it go! I am a coach, and this is one of the first things I inculced in my students; to respect their opponents and the game. Chess is not poker; I think it's time we remember this and teach it to the young up and comers.
KevinC KevinC 8/30/2019 12:05
V.Pranav is only 13, but still, someone should teach him some manners and when to resign.
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