Thursday, December 2, 2010

Rook on the 7th Rank

OpenFile --> Rook --> 7th Rank
The Rook on the 7th Rank is a very strong piece which can dominate the position. The opponent pawns can be attacked from the enemy back rank and also in the Endgame, the enemy King can be restricted from coming out.

An Instructive Game where the power of Rook on the 7th Rank is illustrated:
Capablanca (1-0) Tartakower, New York 1924

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