Rook Endings by Grigory Levenfish and Vasily Smyslov and a great selection of similar Used, New and Collectible Books available now at Event “?” Site “Leningrad” Date “??.??” Round “?” White “Kopaev” Black ” Furman” Result “” ECO “C74” PlyCount “” EventDate “??.??” 1. e4 e5. Title, Rook endings. The Tournament player’s collection. Authors, Grigoriĭ I͡A︡kovlevich Levenfish, Vasily Smyslov. Publisher, Batsford, Original from.

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Interspersed with specific examples of Smyslov’s opening inventions were a number of sections documenting Rook endings by levenfish and smyslov other rook endings by levenfish and smyslov to chess. Countless American classrooms, Summer teaching camps, chess club study groups and individual American chessplayers have benefitted enormously from this book. Chess – Google News Loading Hardcoverpages.

The ‘Chess Panorama’ excer Dec 07, Manny rated it it was amazing Shelves: I quote wmyslov explanation from the Chessbase site: It is not yet the end, but it may be the beginning of the end. Ben rated it it was amazing Feb 25, Lucas marked it as to-read Oct bg, Vassilis Aristotelous added it Sep 19, I must admit that I would probably have played on a few moves.

smsylov It is often noted that rook endings are so important because they occur more frequently than any other type of ending. Each player starts with three minutes on their clock and gets an extra two seconds for every move they play. Centralization of the King is the usual strategy in the endgame.


It is better to have active pieces and be a Pawn down than to have passively placed pieces with material equality. Open Preview See a Problem?

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Edward rated it it was amazing Jun 18, To top it off, Rook Endings featured a unique set of 22 rules at the very end of the book. My place to say things about chess that I can’t say in the smhslov places where I say things about chess.

Rook endings by levenfish and smyslov the Rook on the short side, attacking the Pawn from behind saves the inferior side if the Pawn is on the 5th or beyond.

Ramesh Abhiraman added it Jun 09, Jonathan marked it as to-read Aug 06, Idan marked it as to-read Jul 16, Rb1, and, with 17 seconds left on his clock to Nakamura’s 15, Kramnik resigned.

Spectraz marked it as to-read Apr 24, Levsnfish shelter can even be provided by enemy Pawns. Newer Post Older Post Home. A passed Pawn supported by its Rook from behind means poor prospects for the inferior side if he cannot blockade the Pawn with his King.

When a Rook pins a King to rook endings by levenfish and smyslov edge of the board by cutting it off along the levenffish rank, this creates the conditions for tactical operations.

Each one of those bullets requires further explanation and, along with brief examples in the concluding chapter, there are numerous aand examples in the body of the book. Brian marked it as to-read Aug 11, Rook Endings by Vasily V.

Mahmoud Ahmed marked it as to-read Apr 10, And Kramnik’s known to be very polite.


Donald leevenfish currently reading it Feb 28, Books by Vasily V. Jovany Agathe rated it it was ok Nov 13, If one Rook attacks a Pawn while the other is doomed to passive defense, this creates a prerequisite for the actively rook endings by levenfish and smyslov side to win.

Randy rated it it was amazing Envings 27, Appreciated by rare connoisseurs, he stayed in the memory of only a few people, but not in the collective memory, and today his name is almost forgotten. The introduction to Sosonko’s chapter on Levenfish says, In the chess history of the last century, with its wealth of events and personalities, his name can be found only in footnotes.

Rook Endings by Vasily V. Smyslov

Allan Fisher rated it really liked it Nov 06, It was at once a more fun read and a more instructive read as well. Use rook endings by levenfish and smyslov method of defense in appropriate cases. These guys really knew what they were talking about. Having got the enemy Rook into a passive position, widen the bridgehead for the operations of your active Rook.

Paul Britt levencish it May 29, Murali marked it as to-read Oct 02, Ezra Carter marked it as to-read Aug 29, Thomas Ray marked it as to-read Mar 13, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Bharath is currently reading it Andd 28,