Capablanca Converts the Extra Exchange | Insane in the Endgame – GM Alex Shabalov

Grandmaster Alexander Shabalov talks about the advantage of a rook over a bishop or knight. As Jose Raul Capablanca first noted, the player with the rook can always convert to a win.

Ernesto Inarkiev vs Dragan Solak, European Championship (2015): D10 Queen’s Gambit Declined Slav defence
David Przepiorka vs Ernst Gruenfeld, Debrecen (1925): A05 Reti opening
Samuel Reshevsky vs Vasily Smyslov, USSR – USA Radio Match (1945): D15 Queen’s Gambit Declined Slav, 5.e3 (Alekhine variation)
William Lombardy vs Robert James Fischer, USA-ch (1960): B54 Sicilian, Prins (Moscow) variation
Jose Raul Capablanca vs David Janowski, Rice Memorial (1916): D15 Queen’s Gambit Declined Slav, 5.e3 (Alekhine variation)
Viktor Korchnoi vs Grigory Serper, World Team-ch 3rd (1993): B10 Caro-Kann, anti-anti-Caro-Kann defence
Efim Geller vs Adrian Mikhalchishin, URS-ch 52nd / Zonal (1985): D35 Queen’s Gambit Declined, exchange variation
Adrian Mikhalchishin vs Gregory Kaidanov, URS-ch FL55 (1987)
Ruan Lufei vs Zhao Xue, Women Grand Prix Jermuk (2012): C45 Scotch, Mieses variation
Nadezhda Kosintseva vs Maia Lomineishvili, Dresden Olympiad (Women) (2008): B70 Sicilian, dragon variation
Aleksandra Goryachkina vs Meri Arabidze, World Junior Championship (Girls) (2013): A84 Dutch defence


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