Study rook endgames. And then move on to studying rook endgames. · Road to GM, Game 277

Rook endgames decide the most games on all levels. There’s a reason all strong players say you should study the endgame first!

Tomic S. (1990) – Moshe G. (2111)
European Amateur Chess Championship 2022
U2300 Section, Round 4
London by transposition

1. d4 c5 2. c3 d5 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Bf4 Nc6 5. e3 Qb6 6. Qb3 c4 7. Qc2 Bf5 8. Qc1 h6 9. h3 e6 10. Nbd2 Rc8 11. Be2 Be7 12. O-O O-O 13. b3 cxb3 14. axb3 Na5 15. Qb2 a6 16. Rfc1 Rfd8 17. Bd1 Ne4 18. Nxe4 Bxe4 19. Nd2 Nc4 20. Nxc4 dxc4 21. b4 Bd6 22. Bxd6 Rxd6 23. Bc2 Qc6 24. Bxe4 Qxe4 25. Ra5 Rd5 26. Rxd5 Qxd5 27. Ra1 Rc6 28. Qc2 f5 29. Ra5 b5 30. Ra1 Qd8 31. e4 Qg5 32. e5 Qd8 33. Qe2 Qd5 34. Kh2 Kh7 35. Kg3 g6 36. Qf3 Kg7 37. Qxd5 exd5 38. Kf4 Re6 39. h4 h5 40. Kg5 Rc6 41. f3 Re6 42. Re1 Kh7 43. Rg1 Kg7 44. Rf1 Rc6 45. g4 fxg4 46. fxg4 hxg4 47. Kxg4 Re6 48. Kg5 Rc6 49. Rf2 Re6 50. Re2 Re8 51. e6 Re7 52. Re5 Re8 53. e7 Kf7 54. Rxd5 Rxe7 55. Rd6 Re3 56. Rxa6 Rxc3 57. Rf6+ Ke7 58. Rb6 Rg3+ 59. Kf4 Rh3 60. Kg5

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