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Tournament: Rook Endings

Black to move.

chess key position rooks

My second game was, for me, a beauty. As I approached this competition I was practicing my Scots Gambit and I was also trying to improve my rook endgames – this game gave me the opportunity to put into practice what I had been learning. The game was against someone I had drawn against at the last ‘Rookies Cup’ at Box Hill Chess Club, also with this opening. Here it is.



I wrote about the ‘Smoking Indian’ a few posts ago in which I played a rook endgame. On Sunday I once again faced the same player and again the game featured an unusual response to my Sicilian Defence and a rook endgame – all in a similar amount of moves. This game felt closer and I was glad to practice rook endings again.

Not A Miniature

Anand Karpov

I have posted a few miniatures and some open King’s Gambit games so I thought it would be good, as we approach the World Championship, to post a long positional game between Viswanathan Anand and Anatoly Karpov.

and a great game that Anand won