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HELP, my endgame is horrible.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #41


    You blame that on the "double pawn weakness"?! 

    I think the check/double attack is probably the culprit, but I'm just an amateur.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #42


    CalamityChristie wrote:

    sacrificing always gives an advantage ?

    what if the person miscalculated the sacrifice ?

    when i said "sacrifice", it was tongue-in-cheek.

    surely this is the only website where you have to explain comments like that ?


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #43


    Since you are premium member, is it not that after a game you are given the  privilege of asking the Chess.Com computer to analyze your game?

    That way it will show you some Tactical Situations you missed.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #44


    paulgottlieb wrote:

    I don't know if this will help, but really great endgame players like Rubinstein and Capablanca were never above pocketing a free Queen early in the game. They found that it reduced the technical problems in the endgame

    True but it would still take Capablanca 50 moves to win.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #45


    Sigh, life is futile. Thanks to everyone that replied with an answer to my question. Thank you for the links LisaV.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #46


    The position below is after24....Kxd8.  White continued with 25.Rd5.  However it is:

                                  WHITE TO PLAY. MATE IN 3 MOVES

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #47


    Diagram below is the position after 25....Nb8.  White played 26.Bxg7. However it is:

                                         MATE IN 4 MOVES

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #48


    You need to learn more tactics as well as learn mating skill.



  • 3 years ago · Quote · #49


    Wow, thanks yeres30. That's cool.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #50


    18.Qe5+ with a quick mate

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #51


    I can't look at this! The horror!
    If you having trouble with checkmate and stalemate:

    "If they are in check, it will not be stalemate."

    So put them in check repeatedly? Maybe that'll eventually work for you! 

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #52


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #53


    That sounds like a terrible idea Cliff.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #54


    Nietzsche, I'm not a very advanced player myself and other people have done a great job analysing your game. I just want to tell you forget about the sarcasm and insults. The first game I ever posted on the forums was when I was ranked in the 600s (now 1150s). I think two people out of ten or so actually tried to help me instead of giving a sarcastic or insulting response. So don't sweat it, you're getting a lot of good advice here.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #55


    Thanks Bellomy. I have a sense of humor, so I enjoy the sarcasm. I did get some great advice! Congrats on the improvements you've made! I'm probably about 600, but I have absolutely no clue. I can easily beat the computer on beginner, but lose everytime to easy, lol. However, I do see an improvement already thanks to the suggestions on this thread.

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