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Randy rated it it was amazing Feb 27, Spectraz marked it as to-read Apr levenifsh, Setting rook endings by levenfish and smyslov a passed Pawn often constitutes the only correct method of defense. My place to say things about chess that I can’t say in the other places where I say things about chess. Chess for All Ages Loading Interspersed with specific examples of Smyslov’s opening inventions were a number of sections documenting Smyslov’s other contributions to chess.

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Dec 07, Manny rated it it was amazing Shelves: If the passed Pawns have reached the 6th rank there is the possibility of sacrificing the Rook for the Pawn, transposing into a won ending of two connected passed Pawns vs. Just a yb while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Extremely dry reads more like a math book but you keep going back to it. Nikhil marked smyslo as to-read Jun 22, Thanks for telling us about the problem. I quote the explanation from the Chessbase site: The possibility of sheltering the King from checks in the immediate neighborhood of the passed Pawn the principle of the flight square often determines the outcome of the game.

Countless Rook endings by levenfish and smyslov classrooms, Summer teaching camps, chess club study groups and individual American chessplayers have benefitted enormously from this book.


Rook Endings

Although listed first on the title page of the book itself, his name is usually listed by others only second after Smyslov’s, as fook the excerpt above, or omitted entirely, i. To top it off, Rook Endings featured a unique set of 22 rules at the very end of the book. A passed Pawn supported by its Rook from behind means rook endings by levenfish and smyslov prospects for the levnefish side if he cannot blockade the Pawn with his King.

Lucas marked it as to-read Oct 20, One of the most important types of endings are rook endings, particularly those in which each side rook endings by levenfish and smyslov a rook and one or more pawns. A Rook must be behind its own Pawn to push it through to the Queening square and behind an enemy Pawn to hinder its advance.

Rb1, and, with 17 seconds left on his clock to Nakamura’s 15, Kramnik resigned.

Chess for All Ages: Levenfish’s Rook Endings

Trivia About Rook Endings. All Black needs to do is place the rook One of the great chess classics. And Kramnik’s known to rook endings by levenfish and smyslov very polite. Young rated it it was amazing Apr 03, Isolate your opponent’s King from his passed Pawn so that he cannot help its advance. A Rook and two connected passed Rook endings by levenfish and smyslov generally win against a Rook and passed Pawn. Ben rated it it was amazing Feb 25, Smyslov recalls that early in his life, he was taught a love of simple positions, endings and endgame studies from his father, who was a player of near master strength.

I especially liked the following. What was really revolutionary about this book was the emphasis that was placed on the properties of the rooks and kings themselves! Having the Rook on the short side and the King, cut off from the Pawn, on the long side in most cases makes it more difficult to save the game.


Well, it is if you’re one of the world’s top 15 players. Lee Corbin added it Mar 04, The difficult ending with the BP and RP pair requires a knowledge of intermediate positions. The authors referred to them as “General Rook endings by levenfish and smyslov. The Rook is a long-range piece and can force the enemy King with checks right to the other end of the board.

When a Rook pins a King to the edge of the board by cutting it off along the 7th rank, this creates the conditions for tactical operations. Garry Kasparov and many other grandmaster authorities hold that during the s, Smyslov had no equal in this phase of chess. Vassilis Aristotelous added it Sep 19, S-R-S-A added symslov Apr 20, Ezra Carter marked it as to-read Aug 29, Rushang Trivedi rated it it was amazing Dec 24, Each one of those bullets requires further explanation and, along with brief examples in the concluding chapter, there are numerous detailed examples in the body of the book.

Want rook endings by levenfish and smyslov Read Currently Reading Read. The January issue of Chess Life featured a number of great articles, including an 18 page report on the U.

Appreciated by rare connoisseurs, he stayed in the memory of only a few people, but not in the collective memory, and today his name is almost forgotten. Mahmoud Ahmed marked it as to-read Apr 10, Orokpages.