In the recent FIDE World Cup a quite familiar ending of rook vs bishop with one pawn for each side on the same side, appeared in the game between Russian Alexander Grischuk and the French Maxim Vachier Lagrave, on September 14th.

The game actually decided on the qualification of the French star for the next stage, so it was of highly importance. Here is the analysis:


And this is the analysis for the game Aronian v Dubov yesterday:


Special thanks to GM Grivas for his analysis (

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