Sometimes the best way to secure a draw in lopsided opposite-colored bishop endgames is to follow your opponent’s king with your own.
If your king behaves like it has separation anxiety from its counterpart, you can control the key diagonal without letting the opposing pawns advance.
Sounds a little confusing? The endgame expert GM Alex Yermolinsky walks you through this important concept. | Watch video
We all know that opposite-colored bishop endgames are drawish, but what is the best technique to actually defend this endgame?
GM Alex Yermolinsky, one of Chess.com’s best endgame specialists, has all the answers in this first video of a new series.
Learn how to properly defend a bishop ending in this can’t-miss video lesson. | Watch video
GM Alex Yermolinsky has a key piece of endgame knowledge you simply have to know if you’re serious about chess.
Learn the best way to draw when down a pawn with two pieces each left — and see how GM Yermo’s opponent lost because he did not follow this advice!
Finally, if your opponent allows it, learn how to win with an extra pawn and a knight vs a bishop. | Watch video
We know the queen and knight work well together, but have you seen them completely dominate the chessboard?
GM Dejan Bojkov picks out a nice game where these two pieces are in total synergy, conjuring up a positional masterpiece at the same time.
Learn how even the computers can misunderstand critical knight vs. bishop positions in this enlightening game. | Watch video
Same-color bishop endings are some of the most common in chess, so it's crucial you know how to play them.
GM Dejan Bojkov shows you an instructive game that reaches this ending quickly -- so much so that the majority of play comes after most of the pieces are off the board.
Learn how to handle this important endgame with this lesson.
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