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Questions tagged [rook-and-minor-endgame]

Questions concerning endgames that feature both rook(s) and minor piece(s).

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Does this knight and rook mating pattern have a name, or has it occurred before?

[fen "5k2/8/1R6/5r2/P7/1P4P1/6KP/5n2 b - - 0 40"] With black to move, remarkably it's mate in 2 (at first glance, it looks like black may struggle to even draw). It occurred in a recent LiChess game ...
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Rook and Bishop VS opposite Bishop

I drew a game with rook and bishop vs opposite color bishop (50-move rule). Is this a theoretical draw? If not, what is the technique to win?
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Rook and minor piece endgames, with pawns

Where can I find resources on how to play these types of endgames? I've done a google search, but all I came up with was repeated results for a Fritz Trainer dvd, and a similar, unanswered, question ...
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When is a bishop and knight stronger than the rook?

Often times, players will trade their rook for the opponent's knight and bishop. This seems to have a slight advantage materialistically as a rook is worth 5 and a knight and bishop are worth 6 total....
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(Rook + Knight vs Rook) vs (Rook + Bishop vs Rook)?

Despite these endings being theoretical draws, I have heard that people play on because of significant winning chances. My question is which one has more chances? I would guess the bishop, but I do ...
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Is a King, Rook and Knight vs King and Knight end game generally a win for the player with the rook?

I ended up struggling quite a bit to finish off this position against a better player (I had the knight) and I'm pretty sure he did not play optimally. I've not found much info of this end game. Is a ...
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Is this endgame won for white?

With the missing g and e pawns still on the board and a roughly symmetric position, I made a mistake that led to 17 moves of what I think of as quite difficult defense. My opponent walked into the ...
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Endgame: Rook + Knight vs Rook

What happens in the endgame Rook + Knight vs Rook? Is it a draw, or can the side with the knight win? I came across this a few days ago, and I managed to win with the Rook + Knight, but I am not ...