Do you see yourself as the master of Rook and pawn endgames ? It is time to assess your true strength ! Because, as you know, Rook endgames are hard, and even the most skilled grandmasters can mess up a Rook endgame once in a while. I offer you the opportunity to test yourself in Rook endgames. At the end of this article, you will know if you are an expert.
The questions refer to the Lucena position in Rook endgames, the Philidor position in Rook endgames, or to the passive defense to Rook endgames.
Questions on the Philidor position
A second position with reversed colors, to check you have understood the idea.
the correct move is Re3 because, again, it guards the sixth rank and prevents the black King from progressing.
Questions on the Lucena position.
The first answer is the correct one. Please check in details the winning method in the Lucena position if not already done.