Rook and King

Vs King

KEY POINTS:

  • A cardinal rule for the best use of rooks in endgames: Use the rook to cut off the King.
  • The king is a fighting piece and must be used in this checkmate.
  • Generally you do not check the king until you have him on the edge.
  • Be careful of the stalemate once the king gets to the edge.
  • Do not check the king needlessly.
  • Know the benefit of wasting a move in the endgame. "Tempo"
Openings teach you openings. Endgames teach you chess.