Originally posted by cheshirecatstevens
Is there a guilding principal as to which rook to send to an open 1/2open file? Should I keep my castled rook in place longer than the other, when I do that I noticed they are easier for bishops to snag.
OK get yourself ready, here comes your answer:
"Whenever you have to make a rook move and both rooks are available for said move- you should evaluate which rook to move and, once you have made up your mind, move the other one"
. Vasily Panov.
now how to make your mind up in the first place, that
you have to find out for yourself. This is all I can offer.
This position occurred in one of my games from like 2 years ago.
Black has just played 19...Rad8. You're a pawn up and you need to play a rook to the d file. One rook move puts white in serious advantage. Which one is it? 20. Rfd1 or 20.Rad1 ?
I played the wrong move and eventually lost.