Endgame school is back in session with GM Alex Yermolinsky, who reviews another instructive ending from the Moscow Open.
If you’ve ever wondered how to play an opposite-colored bishop endgame, this video is for you.
Learn how to play these “drawish” endgames from an absolute master instructor.
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As long as chess players keep messing up rook endgames, GM Alex Yermolinksy will keep teaching them.
GM Yermo promises that if you watch this lesson, you will never lose an endgame similar to the one in the video.
Learn how to save the draw in this tricky position. If you find yourself defending this endgame, you will be glad you watched this video. | Watch video
GM Alex Yermolinksy draws inspiration from the Moscow Open to begin a new series on practical endgames.
Jump straight to the relevant ending in this illustrative lesson on rook, pawn, and bishop endgames.
Learn how a strong grandmaster lost what should have been a drawn game, and see if you can save the half-point yourself. | Watch video
Do you know the five secrets to tough endgames?
If you’re not sure, don’t worry. GM Melikset Khachiyan is here to show you the five endgame concepts you need to know.
GM Khachiyan analyzes one of his own exciting games to demonstrate the proper endgame technique. | Watch video
GM Roman Dzindzichashvili analyzes one of his own games from start to finish, paying special attention to the transition between an advantageous position and a won endgame.
Once you get to the endgame, how do you win it? GM Dzindzi shows you the important concepts in a tricky rook ending. | Watch video
A worse rook ending and a better queen ending. What's the fair result? Watch and see FM Alisa Melekhina grovel for a draw and push for the win at the 2014 U.S. Women's Championship. Learn some techniques for how to defend worse positions, and see the precarious line that divides each half point. If you "drive for show and putt for dough" then endgames are surely the green of chess. Learn the basics and you'll never three-putt! | Watch video
How do you like your queen endings - crazy or technical? No matter - Coach Keaton has both for you today. First, a queen ending that morphs into a four-queen ending - not once, but twice! How is that even possible? Oh, the power of blitz! Then, a book-like single pawn ending where the usual barrage of checks must all be analyzed. Nobody said queen endings were easy - but they do favor players that are willing to calculate! | Watch video
Coach Keaton is back on assignment - this time looking at a stellar endgame played by Vishy Anand. What should have been a technical conversion was made to look easy. Queen and pawn endgames are of different thought process, and by watching this video you'll learn what the number one thing to focus on should be. Anand performs the task gracefully, almost oblivious to the fact that he is being chased by the Black queen! | Watch video
GM Yermolinsky is back with perhaps the most complicated rook-and-pawn endgame in any video we've ever done. The game wasn't played by the World Champion, but he has a strong suspicion he knows how Magnus Carlsen would have played it. Despite the computers knowing the best line, Yermolinsky encourages a mix of calculation and intuition. In the end, he leaves a bit of work up to you - message him with your analysis and he will see if you've done good work! | Watch video
You can hear it in his voice. GM Finegold loves the unpredictable - namely when a seemingly drawn OCB ending turns out to be winning. Here he shows the brilliant multiple breakthroughs of Mikhail Botvinnik, a sitting world champion that was nearly left off the Soviet Olympiad team. What better way to prove your worth than play an endgame for the ages - Finegold rates it even higher than Shirov's ...Bh3 from Part 2! | Watch video