Endgames with kings, rooks and pawns are by far the most common type. It is estimated that rook endgames are reached in nearly one in five of all chess games and a firm understanding of them is required to become self-assured in this typical phase of the game.
In this easy-to-read guide, grandmaster and well-known endgames expert Chris Ward begins with the absolute fundamentals of rook endgames. He gradually arms the reader with the indispensable knowledge and confidence needed to move onto slightly trickier positions. Using examples from practical play, Ward highlights the correct plans as well as the typical mistakes made by both attacker and defender.
Who should read this book?
There is an abundance of notes, tips and warnings throughout the book that makes it perfect for the improving player.