How the Grandmasters played Rook endgames in 2009…

A very instructive article by GM Valeriy Aveskulov

The year 2010 is coming and we’re analyzing the mistakes of the past year. I would like to show you three rook endings that were played by strong Grandmasters. The first ending appeared in the game Aveskulov-Moiseenko from the Turkish Team League. Our game was the last and the outcome determined the match result.

Next endgame (Tregubov-Akobian) was played in the recently finished World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk. In the end I am going to show you another game that had an extreme sporting value (Gashimov-Stellwagen). I hope my analysis will stimulate our readers to bone up on rook endgames in order to avoid the same mistakes next year.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to everyone!

Sincerely, GM Valeriy Aveskulov

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