Queen Versus Rook Resources
Where to learn about this fascinating chess end game
Wishbone variation of queen versus rook Variations that can come about from the Wishbone formation of this chess end game (as shown on this page) include the Absolute Seventh. Corner defense in the queen vs rook end game We are indebted to Derek Grimmell for his studies and his videos that explain how this works. The precise example shown here is not necessarity identical to any of his examples but it follows some of the same reasoning. Absolute Seventh in Q-vs-R endgame of chess “When the defending king is on an edge of the board, in the queen versus rook end game, one defense is using the rook to cut off the attacking king.” The challenge for the defender is when the attacking king is close to coming into direct opposition to the defending king and the queen seals off the seventh rank or file. End games with no pawns, including queen versus rook Includes part of a real chess game and two positions in which a grandmaster, Walter Browne, competed against a computer (one draw and one win, with the grandmaster having the advantage of having the queen). Winning with the queen-against-rook Philidor Position This instruction includes what to do if you are the attacker and have the move (transferring the move back to the defender and so winning from this classic end game pattern). Harassment defense in the queen-versus-rook end game Grimmell considers this the most effective defensive method of play.