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As ever, it depends. In general, given adequate king shelter, the rooks have good chances when there are targets to coordinate against.


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Nezhmetdinov was a little crazy in chess terms. That's why so many people enjoy his games. White gets two pieces for the queen, and chances on the kingside black squares. Black's d=pawn is backward on an open file, which makes d5 an ideal square for a knight. Not the most speculative sacrifice of Nezhmetdinov's career.


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Generally speaking, it's a draw. Most pawnless endgames are drawn, unless one side has a material advantage of more than a minor piece. Either side can win if there are short-term tactics. To check the outcome of a position, you can use an online tablebase. In particular, it's nice to view the longest wins for either side, which are (according to this page) ...


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White doesn't get only one bishop for the queen, but two pieces: a bishop and a knight. Moreover, Black's weak king, White's domination of the center, great outposts for his pieces and lack of prospects for Black's development (especially his rooks) fully compensate the material imbalance.


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