Friday, November 30, 2012

All Rook Endgames Are Drawn?

Siegbert Tarrasch (1862-1934) was a world title contender with strong opinions about much of the game. He once famously claimed that all rook endgames are drawn, an exaggeration that contains a lot of truth. However, you can only make so many imprecise moves before teetering over the edge. See if you can spot the white's brilliant 53rd move in Karjakin-Morozevich. Full coverage is here:

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