The Most Instructive Endgames

The Most Instructive Endgames‎

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With a majority of pieces removed from the board, does the calculation in an endgame become minimal? No! 

At one time or another, you may have found yourself on the losing side of a won endgame. Perhaps you've also been fortunate enough to pull a draw out of a lost position. In either case, the final result was probably due to a lack of preparation by you or your opponent. 

In this series by GM Dejan Bojkov, you will see the best endgames of players who were definitely not unprepared. From chess icons from the past like Tal and Rubinstein to former world champions like Bobby Fischer and Anatoly Karpov to the present chess superstars like Fabiano Caruana and Vishy Anand, enjoy this journey through the best endgames of all times!

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Tigran Petrosian We all know that the former world champion Tigran Petrosian was one of the best players ever when it comes to technique, but do you know his three most educational endgames? Watch the master finesse wins out of three instructive endings.

Fabiano Caruana Fabiano Caruana is one of the most exciting players in chess today. Take a look at his three most interesting and educational endgames, including the one he needed to qualify for the world championship.

Sergey Karjakin Sergey Karjakin is considered one of the best chess defenders ever, but he also can put on the pressure, especially in endgames. Learn how this chess prodigy squeezed wins out of three instructive endgames in this lesson.

Levon Aronian Levon Aronian is a giant of modern chess, and his endgames are as educational as they are beautiful. Take a look at three of his career's best endgames and learn as you watch.

Vishy Anand Learn chess from one of the all-time greats as we look at three of the most instructive endgames in Vishy Anand's career.

Ulf Andersson Can you learn anything about endgames from the older generation of chess masters? Of course. The principles of endgames are timeless, as you will see in these three masterpieces by the great Ulf Andersson, who was a force to be reckoned with in the 1970s and 80s.

Mikhail Botvinnik Mikhail Botvinnik is known as one of the greatest chess teachers to ever live. So why not learn from three of his best endgames in this exciting lesson?

Alexei Shirov Alexei Shirov is known for his fiery style, and he is often compared to the legendary Mikhail Tal as both grandmasters had the penchant for blowing their opponents off the chessboard. But Shirov can play subtle and brilliant endgames too, as this lesson will teach you.

Akiba Rubinstein Sometimes a chess player lives up to his billing, and that is the case with Akiba Rubinstein. You will have no doubt that he is an endgame genius after you see these instructive endgames.

Anatoly Karpov The former world champion Karpov is surely one of the greatest chess players ever in all aspects of the game, but the endgame is his specialty. Take a look at the most educational endgames ever played by this titan of chess.

Vladimir Kramnik Vladimir Kramnik is one of the best all-around players of all time, and his endgames are extremely instructive for chess players of all levels. Learn from Kramnik's most important endgames in this new series.

Boris Spassky Sometimes overlooked in the saga of Bobby Fischer, the former world champion Boris Spassky is a tremendous chess player in his own right. Find out what you can learn from his endgames, which were played in a clean and positional style.

Vasily Smyslov Smyslov was one of the lesser-known world chess champions, but that doesn't mean you can't learn anything from his endgames. Continue GM Dejan Bojkov's series with some seriously educational bishop, rook, and queen endings.

Veselin Topalov Veselin Topalov was the world chess champion for a few years last decade, but his endgames are instructive and relevant today. Learn how a very aggressive player like Topalov transitions from sharp middlegame positions to winning endgames.

Mikhail Tal Mikhail Tal was known for his blistering middlegame king hunts and brilliant tactical sacrifices, but as a world champion and one of the greatest players ever, Tal could play the endgame well too. Learn from Tal's best endgames in this lesson.

Max Euwe Max Euwe might not be the most famous world chess champion in the books, but he had some extremely beautiful games, some against the best players of all time. Learn about Euwe's best endgames in this world championship series.

Bobby Fischer This is the lesson you've all been waiting for: the best endgames by the former world champion Bobby Fischer. Learn endgames from the most famous chess player of all time as the Carlsen-Caruana match begins in London.

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