Philidor Position

You should know how to play in the Philidor Position to keep a draw. This is a well known rook endgame position in which your opponent is a pawn up. Keep your rook on the sixth (if you defend with White then third) rank until White advances the pawn.

After exchanging Rooks – Stalemate

Then move your rook to the first (eight) rank and keep checking White from behind. After that if you exchange rooks it will lead to a drawn pawn endgame ending in a stalemate. (see above)

Black moves – Keep a Draw

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