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Let your Rook "walk" along the third or sixth row!

We know that rooks need open files. But sometimes it is more effective to let them walk sideways.

Example 1:


 


Example 2:

 

 

Example 3:

 


Example 4:

 


Example 1-3 are taken from "Techniques of positional play"( in German language) by Bronznik/Terekhin and example 4 from "Pawn Sacrifice!" by Taylor

If you want to read more about a similiar theme:

http://www.chess.com/blog/mauerblume/a-rook-on-the-secondseventh-row-can-a-mighty-piece

Reacties


  • 18 maanden geleden

    kiwi

    Thanks for the reminder! Its true for moderately average chessplayers we do sometimes get totally fixated with open files or semi-open files for rooks! 

  • 18 maanden geleden

    DrFrank124c

    good one!

  • 18 maanden geleden

    SuperFishy

    Awesome Job.I enjoy your articles.Keep up the good work

  • 18 maanden geleden

    Heinrich_24

    Thanks! :-)

  • 18 maanden geleden

    Chess_Lover11

    Your blogs are short and sweet. :)

  • 18 maanden geleden

    Heinrich_24

    Rook "Swing" or "rook transport" sounds better, as it is sideways, not vertical

  • 18 maanden geleden

    StrategicPlay

    So you're talking about rook lifts?

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