This week’s submission comes from a student in Fremont California and deals with the age old question of which is better, a queen or two rooks. Generally a queen is stronger against uncoordinated rooks and especially so with pawns on both sides of the board. However, in our feature position, black’s rooks are already workingContinue reading “Viewer Requests: Position of the Week 2”
Chess Dad & Coach Arun from Fremont California asked me to break this complex endgame down for his students. Watch below to see how this position plays out.
White to move and win (Grigoriev, Schachmat, 1928.)
White to move and draw (Gorgiev, 1936.)
White to move and win.
This position is from Petrosian vs. Korchnoi, Moscow 1963. Viktor Korchnoi (Black) has just played 34… Rf8. Now Tigran Petrosian has serious winning chances and plays 35. Rxh6. Was this a good move?
Another favorite from chess camp with a truly amazing solution! White to move and mate in 4.
Here is a simple endgame study that was very popular at chess camp. White to move and win.
How Should black continue?