ROOK vs PAWN! Can you win?

💡 Register to GM Igor Smirnov’s FREE Masterclass “The Best Way to Improve at Chess INSTANTLY” –

📢 We’re hiring an Academy Manager. If you’re looking for a remote job, and you are a 1800+ rated tech-savvy chess player, this might be for you. Apply here –

💲 Get $100 cash for your referral: If you happen to know someone that would be a good fit for this position, please refer them to us! If we happen to hire that person, we’ll personally send you $100 cash (via PayPal) as a referral fee. Simply introduce the candidate to us via e-mail (at and make sure to CC them in it, while including the application page for them to complete.

📥 Download the PGN of this chess endgame study from this blog-post –

🔹 3 Chess Endgame Principles Every Chess Player Should Know | Endgame study –

In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov shares with you a chess endgame study by Richard Réti, who was one of the greatest chess players. You will learn how to play the Rook vs Pawn endgame, especially how to win with the rook against a passed pawn.

Reti composed this endgame study in 1928 and it became one of the classical endgame studies of all time. It also illustrates a very important chess rule, a move, called the Zugzwang.

Watch the video lesson and see if you know how to win in the Rook vs Pawn endgame. There is also a puzzle challenge for you at the end of the video.

► Chapters

00:00 Simple Chess Puzzle Challenge
00:08 Rook vs Pawn Chess Endgame
00:27 Endgame Study by Richard Reti
01:15 Is Rd1 a mistake?
03:03 Solution: How can White win?
04:13 If Black tries to maintain opposition
05:12 Puzzle for you: Can you win?

📗 Free chess courses –
💡 Premium chess courses –

#GMSmirnov #ChessEndgame #ChessEndgames

You May Also Like