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rc_onroad 41 ( +1 | -1 )
R+K vs. K Someone once showed me how to mate with a rook and king versus a solo king, but i can't seem to remember now. Pretty sure the rook ran from side to side while the king gave chase. Anyone know where i might find some instruction? (this has nothing to do with any of my current games)

Also, how is Ruy pronounced? The not knowing makes me a little crazy.
Thanks
mattchess 47 ( +1 | -1 )
trap king at a side of the board [ ][ ][ ][K][ ][ ][R][ ]
[ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
[ ][ ][ ][K][ ][ ][ ][ ]


In the above [ ] represents a square and this could be oriented along ranks or files at any of the four edges of the board. Get your king in position such that when you bring your rook across the board, your opponent can't move away due to your king.

It is in several endgame books - unfortunately I am not near my library and don't remember the name or authors of the endgame encyclopedia I am thinking of - but it is called an endgame encyclopedia.

Hope the above helps.
triangulator 4 ( +1 | -1 )
ruy lopez I have always herd it pronounced roo
victord 10 ( +1 | -1 )
ruy lopez My chess program chessmaster9000 pronounces it......rue (like French for street)..e (the letter e), hence rue e lopez
victord 8 ( +1 | -1 )
and...R and K v K chesscorner.com/
tonlesu 3 ( +1 | -1 )
pronunciation Ruy---It rhymes with screwy!
tonlesu 14 ( +1 | -1 )
here's some more Chigorin---CHIG-er-rin

Najdorf---NIGH-dorf

Maroczy---muh-ROT-see

Guioco Piano---JOKE-o pee-AH-no

Colle---KAW-lee

Saemisch---SAME-ish

Schlieman---SHLEE-mon
macheide 15 ( +1 | -1 )
rc_onroad Dear friend,

Ruy is an ancient Spanish name, not very used today: Ruy López (Spanish Opening), Ruy Díaz de Vivar (El Cid). It is pronounced: "rooee"

Best regards.
macheide 3 ( +1 | -1 )
rc_onroad I forgot: the accentuation is in the "oo".

macheide.
rc_onroad 16 ( +1 | -1 )
thanks all ok, i worked the mate out. thanks too for the pronunciation help--i'll no longer have to try sounding it out 15 different ways every time i see it. and thanks for the extras tonlesu.
cheers