Originally posted by LordofADown
Well, there's a bunch of strategys on Rook vs. Knight and Rook vs. King endings, but what about even endings? I run into Rook vs Rook plus pawn endings all the time and every move seems so pointless. Are there any books on this topic?
Are you interested in even endgames (R+p V R+p)? Or nearly even (R+p v R)?
I have Fundamental Chess Endings, which I find very difficult to use, despite it's thoroughness.
However, I did pick up a couple of tips to win this endgame... Game 1854352
Non rook pawns have a better chance of resulting in a win than rook pawns. Shut down counterplay on the side of the board away from your extra pawn. Set up an outpost for your rook to defend the pawns on the other side of the board. The king needs to try to get in front of the passed pawn, while the rook's best position is behind.