5 Mating patterns with the rook

5.1 Tutorial

The rook is strong enough to deliver mate in the endgame with the help of the king. Here, however, we are dealing with mating patterns which occur in the middlegame as a result of an attack on the king. A major long range piece, the rook is dangerous and correspondingly strong in attack.

Rooks need open lines. Especially when attacking the king that is decisive. So the opening of files against the castled position is an important attacking method.

5.2 Exercises

Move directly on the board to input a solution. Either click first on the start square and then on the target square. Or click on the piece, hold on to it, move it tot he target square and let go of it. The button ‘Left arrow’ takes back the move.
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