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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.
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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.
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I have always herd it pronounced roo
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My chess program chessmaster9000 pronounces it......rue (like French for street)..e (the letter e), hence rue e lopez
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and...R and K v K
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Ruy---It rhymes with screwy!
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here's some more
Guioco Piano---JOKE-o pee-AH-no
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Ruy is an ancient Spanish name, not very used today: Ruy López (Spanish Opening), Ruy Díaz de Vivar (El Cid). It is pronounced: "rooee"
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I forgot: the accentuation is in the "oo".
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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.