11. Sep, 2022

Rook endgames

Why are rook endgames so common?

Because rooks are usually kept in reserve during the opening and middlegame, they often avoid being traded off in mass exchanges, as can often happen with the minor pieces, and so rook endgames are the most common type of endgame.

Diagram - Black now moves his rook to b5. How should White proceed ? Explore

😎 Video - how the game played out (1:41)

👍 Chess.com - rook endgames