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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Endgame Training 5

A Rook and Pawn endgame from my daily practice on ChessTempo.com. These are endgames which gave me trouble during the practice. I broke them down into steps to help remember them and post them to share with my fellow chess players. The solution is the shortest as verified by the endgame database. Comments are my own.

In the practice, I had got the first move correctly, but moved Ra1 with the idea of Rh1. This was the right idea but didn't have the tempo saving of Rg7+.

Yesterday I had decided to review Pandolfini's Endgame Course. A large percentage of the daily puzzles have been Rook and Pawn vs. Rook endgames, which Pandolfini covers well. The idea for solving today's puzzle is the same as Pandolfini's Endgame #198.

1 comment:

  1. As some of you may know, I am a fan of Pandolfini's Endgame Course. Two of the errata submissions on Glen Wilson's http://glennwilson.com/chess/books/pec_errata.html were my submittals.

    I have the book in a pgn file and used the endgames to play against my chess engine set at full strength. This solidified my understanding of the endgame presented.

    Daily endgame practice at Chess Tempo is my next step in learning the endgames necessary to advance to the next class.