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Chess 101: What Is a Rook Endgame? Learn How to Win In Rook Endgames

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Sep 29, 2021 • 3 min read

There’s no better way to understand the power of individual chess pieces than by studying endgames. Whereas rooks spend most of the opening and midgame pent up behind other pieces, it’s the ending where they reveal their true potential.