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
GM Melikset Khachiyan thinks that some major positional chess concepts are not understood as well as they should be.
Starting a new series on these key positional ideas, GM Khachiyan gives you a lesson on turning a pawn majority into a win.
This fundamental middlegame-to-endgame theme is tremendously important and will often guide your game-long strategy. | Watch video
Even if you’ve got a concrete advantage going into the endgame, you could fail to take home the full point if you release the tension too early.
FM Alisa Melekhina illustrates this vital concept with one of her recent games from the women’s world team championships.
Learn what happens when you fail to keep to tension, and how to avoid this strategic mistake. | Watch video