This will be my first question, so please correct me if I do something wrong.
How to win this endgame? More specifically, I want to ask, whether I should trade off pieces and in case of a trade, whiche pieces I should keep on the board. I considered 3 options here:
A Keep all the pieces on the board. B Trade off the rooks. C Trade off the light pieces.
A This could be done by 1.Bg3 Kd5 2.Rh8 etc. B This could be achieved by 1. Rd8+ Rd7 2. Rxd7 Nxd7 etc. 1...Nd7 is bad because of 2.Kd3 Kc6 3. Rh8!? C This can be done by 1.Bxe5 Kxe5 2.Rh8 etc.
My further questions are:
question 1 : Is the rook ending in C a draw? If it is possible to win it, how would it be done?
question 2: Which endgame is better/easier to play A or B?
question 3: I guess that A and B are both winning for White. How are the winning strategies in both cases, i.e. how to win them?
question 4: In general, in Rook + Bish vs Rook + Knight endings, who wants to trade of the rooks?