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Today, I would like to show you the most important rook endgame to know in chess, the so-called Philidor position. The attacker is up a pawn and wants to push it forward, supported by king and rook. The defender needs to employ his best weapon in rook endgames, annoying the opponent with checks. In order to do that, the rook needs to be placed on the 6th rank to lure the pawn forward from the 5th to the 6th rank. Then, the rook can give checks from behind and the attacker’s king does not have a place to hide. Let me know if you have any questions about this position!
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Niclas Huschenbeth (born February 29, 1992 in Hann. Muenden) is a German Chess Grandmaster. Huschenbeth learned how to play chess at the age of five and participated in youth chess tournaments. He was awarded the title of International Master in 2008 and the Grandmaster title in 2012. At age 18, he achieved his most notable success, becoming the youngest German Champion in history. He has played 52 times for the German national team and participated in two chess olympiads. Currently, Huschenbeth studies industrial/organizational psychology at the Free University of Berlin.