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Why are Endgames Important to Learn? Tactics.

Why are Endgames Important to Learn? Tactics.

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It might seem a little bit odd at first, but endgames are the key backbone to chess, not openings. After all, openings are essentially endgames on a different plane, they just have more pieces and require more memorization. Calculation is still the main goal at the heart of chess, so many players have been striving to become better players without knowing how.

Studying openings and middlegames could work, but the lack of endgame knowledge becomes more and more obvious as players become better since the stronger your opponent is, the less likely they will mistakes in the middlegame. Chess is, after all, a game which does not care about how many good moves you make, only about the bad moves which you didn't.

Tactics are at the heart of calculation. The idea of a tactic is to play a move which your opponent completely overlooked. They can be easy moves to spot (or blunders) or GM-level thinking. Either way, you utilize the fact that your opponent made a mistake. This video shares some basic examples, but allows one to realize why endgames are important, and how so few pieces can bring so many interesting patterns

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