Chess Endgame- Rook vs Knight 29.03.2023 The rook and knight chess endgame can be one of the hardest games to win but today we look at just how to get the win. Post navigation PreviousNext 46 Comments Thanks for making this. Rook vs knight usually is a theoretical draw. Reply 13 yrs ago 👀👀👀 Reply Thanks I'm going to keep this in mind. Reply Thanks for putting more videos on your website. There are lots of excellent videos on YouTube, but yours are the best. You are a great teacher, keep up the good work. But what has happened to the great dynamic musical introduction with this latest batch ?? Reply glad you are enjoying. Sorry no music in recent batch. I've been working on a new "cooler" video for intro. A few of ones I just posted were JUST at the cutoff of time so the intro didn't fit. Hopefully in future though I can put the new "cooler" one at the beginning of all the vids. Reply Could you do another one to show how black draws? Thanks for this video btw. Reply yes i will def do that. Reply thankyouu,, ironically i had a chess game that invlolved a rook and knight end game,, although there were a few other variables Reply hopefully you won 🙂 Reply well i don't play tournament anymore. I have a family and job that keep me from playing competitively but when I did back in school I won a few smaller ones. Reply glad you like it. Reply np, ty Reply Oh wow, keep them coming, this is very interesting. I don't think I've seen a rook vs knight video yet, nice ;D Reply very nice, looks like he should have watched the video 🙂 Reply It seems like the king always has to be to squeres orthogonally from the night. What if for example White: Ra1, Kh1 Black: Kb8, K e4 The night is on one of the critical squeres, but the kings are far away. Is there a way to win? Reply 🙂 Reply @renumeratedfrog I don't think so, that's why he said if the knight is in the center it's a draw, no way to stop the knight from moving to all of his spaces. If the knight and king can pair up before the rook and king can then it is a draw unless there is a mistake. It seems like if you can't take the knight in ~ 3 moves you can't win. Reply what about if it's a rook vs a bishop? Reply this is a great vid 😉 Reply im so deep in an endgame of that kind rigth now… and your vid already helped me, although i dont think i can get him, because he has king and knigth very close together all the time… Reply The Knight in your program looks like a unicorn. Reply awesome Reply thanks Reply At the very least (I) am enjoying your videos…kids and have made alot of use of them …keep em coming Reply one of his worst videos-he left so many questions and this ..if hes in this place u more than likely gonna win. ohhh great i remember the sceme but thats just all way too unclear Reply If played well king and knight can always force a draw – unless you start in a very bad position Reply I tried it against an engine, move after move, I was able to hold the draw, after an innocent kingmove: Mate in 33, lol Reply Man i have improved so much watching your videos .. as a 1280+ bullet rater i owned a few 1900+ and 1800+ using your tactics .. thank you and God Bless you Kevin .. i will post one of the games shortly Reply uthoughtuwon(USA)1942 – badjaeaux(PHL)1489 1.e4d5 2.e5d4 3.f4f6 4.c3fxe5 5.fxe5Be6 6.cxd4Nc6 7.Qa4Qd7 8.Nf3O-O-O 9.Nc3Kb8 10.d3Nxd4 11.Qxd7Nxf3+ 12.gxf3Rxd7 13.Bf4g6 14.O-O-ONh6 15.h3Nf5 16.Ne4Nd4 17.Ng5Bd5 18.Bg2Ne2+ 19.Kb1Nxf4 20.Bf1e6 21.Ne4Bg7 22.d4c5 23.Nd6Bf8 24.Ne4cxd4 25.Rxd4Bxa2+ 26.Kxa2Rxd4 27.Nf6Bb4 28.Bb5a6 29.Bd7h5 30.Ba4Rhd8 31.Nd7+Ka7 32.Rg1Bd2 33.Rd1b5 34.Bxb5axb5 35.Nc5Bb4 36.Rc1Rc8 37.Nb3Rxc1 38.Nxd4Kb6 39.Nb3Rh1 40.Nd4Rxh3 41.Nc2Bc5 42.Ne1Rh1 43.Nc2Rc1 44.Na1Rxa1+ 45.Kxa1h4 Reply You have much to learn, oh confident one. Kc7, …Kg4! Now the knight is escaping and your easy example has grown quite challenging. Reply you didn't explain how to defend correctly to hold your own against a rook… disappointed. Reply Do u have anything on Q v R & N endgame. Can the R & N hold there own against the queen Reply I am trying to checkmate some douchebag with his knight, this is hard as hell and also quite funny Reply Hi Kevin I'm Bobby and I'm your biggest fan how would I make an end game if my uncle or aunt made certain moves? Reply Thanks for helping me see the game clearer. I play like a bull in a china shop apparently. Reply cheers kev i always have games won easily but then lose in the endgame, this stuff is wat i great for me! Reply Just wanted to mention that at 4:20, 1.Kc7 accomplishes exactly the same thing as the 1.Rd5 move given in the video and would work as well.. Thanks for posting this. Reply What if the knight and the king were in the center, how do you drive it to the edge Reply End game puzzles like this are the best way for someone to improve one's pattern recognition skills. Thinking conceptually is vastly superior to a computers vast calculation. Even though computers are better at chess than humans, training oneself to think conceptually in chess is beneficial to every day life. Reply Worst video ever… I've been the king and rook being the king and knight Reply Too short Reply Its so good Reply Which Chess aplication got this function of highlighting board squares Reply Can you move the king to c7 instead ?🤔 Reply Just finished up a game where I was knight in this scenario. I forced a perpetual draw just wanted to see if there was any way he could've won. Doesnt look like it. Seems fairly simple as the knight. Stay connected to the king as much as possible preferably on the corner space of a king and keep attacking the king or Rook with the knight. Reply Solution: get in a position that forks the king and the knight with your rook and when the king moves take the knight Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.