The 2015/16 Derby Chess Club season started with a couple of quick-fire tournaments. Continue reading Shaking the Rust Off With Quick-play
Having talked about the Philidor position, I thought I might conduct a little research into this chess player who I know very little about. He was one of the architects of modern chess.
In my last article I discussed a passive defence in Rook and Pawn v Rook. With the defending rook on the back rank White could win with a central pawn but the position was drawn with a knight or rook pawn. This then brings us to one of the most important positions in rook endings: Philidor’s position. Continue reading Philidor’s Position
When looking at endings it is important to understand why some strategies do not work. This leads to better comprehension of correct strategies. One of the classic drawing approaches in Rook and Pawn versus Rook endings is the “Philidor Position” which I will cover in a future blog post. First though, it is worth looking first at a more passive approach and understand why that does not work. Continue reading Rook and Pawn v Rook: Passive Defence