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Rook versus Bishop

Müller, K. and Haworth, G. (2013) Rook versus Bishop. ICGA Journal, 36 (4). pp. 195-202. ISSN 1389-6911

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Abstract/Summary

The focus here is on the influence of the endgame KRPKBP on endgames featuring duels between rook and bishop. We take advantage of the range of endgame tablebases and tools now available to ratify and extend previous analyses of five examples, including the conclusion of the justly famous 1979 Rio Interzonal game, Timman-Velimirović. The tablebases show that they can help us understand the hidden depths of the chess endgame, that the path to the draw here is narrower than expected, that chess engines without tablebases still do not find all the wins, and that there are further surprises in store when more pawns are added.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science
ID Code:36189
Uncontrolled Keywords:bishop, chess, dominance, endgame, endgame table, EGT, rook, Timman, Velimirovic
Publisher:The International Computer Games Association

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