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Game 70 "Rook Endgame by Capablanca"

How do you evaluate the position?  


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Máté Jánosik

Máté Jánosik 5 days ago

If white does nothing, black will soon penetrate on the a file after c5, b5-b4 and he'll win the game after taking the queenside pawns. In order to get counterplay, white has to play f4 sooner or later. So, to prevent f4, I'd play Ra4 which also helps the b4 lever. Yay!! And then the above mentioned plan: b5 c5 b4 (Ra8 somewhere) and then Ra2
K H

K H 5 days ago

I also agree with your line. Nice find.
Máté Jánosik

Máté Jánosik 5 days ago

I am studying GM Daniel Naroditsky's Mastering positional chess book and he really emphasises prophylaxis :) It's a great book I would recommend it to anyone.
K H

K H 5 days ago

Funny thing! I’m also studying the same book. Highly recommended 
Máté Jánosik

Máté Jánosik 5 days ago

What a coincidence!! Wow
GM_Avetik Grigoryan

GM_Avetik Grigoryan 3 days ago

Ooo! 
I need to check that book :) 
Can I buy in amazon? 
K H

K H 3 days ago

Yes. It is a very interesting book.