Friday, June 22, 2007

Rook Belong Behind Passed Pawn!

Last night i played a blitz game against Federico Garcia (photo above) in the Internet Chess Club (ICC). He is a composer and music teacher. Currently teach at Chatam College in Pittsburgh, and offer private piano and music theory lessons. His website is

The game were totally hopeless for me right from the start but i managed to win on time although being 2 pawn down in rook endings with pawns.

The final position was evaluate equal by "my best friend" Mr. Fritz. This proved that rooks should always belong behind passed pawn !

[Event "ICC"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "2007.06.21"]
[White "hairulov"]
[Black "Federook "]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "1873"]
[BlackElo "1812"]

59. ... Rc3+ [59...a2 60.f6 Rb2 61.f7 Rb1 62.f8Q Rxg1 63.Qh8+ Kg6 64.Qg8+ Kf6 65.Qxg1 +-] 60. Kf4 Rc4+ 61. Ke5 1-0 white won on time

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