Evil Endgame Tricks #2

Mar 1, 2018, 6:29 PM |
Welcome back to Evil Endgame Tricks!

I decided to continue this series because I just love endgames. My favorite part of the endgame is the tactics involved. They are just simple and at the same time hard to find if you dont know it is there.
Building your endgame skill with endgame tactics will definitely improve your skill of finding these patterns. 

There are many different must-know endgame tactics and that is why I am here. I am here to share with you the beauty of endgame tactics!

I own Van Perlo's Endgame tactics, the ultimate book of endgame tricks. That book is what inspired me to share with you these nifty tricks. 

I am going to show you another neat little trick to use in your own games. I learned this trick after analyzing a game I played in an OTB (over the board chess) game. 
#2 The Siege 

Or if the pawn promotes to knight:

Either way it is a draw. 

 Pretty neat right? I had missed this sequence in the game and I instead played 1. Qf3, simply pinning the pawn. I went on to lose because I was in severe time trouble. If I had known this trick, I would have drawn that game. Sigh. Well at least I learned a new trick from that game. I hope you spot these patterns and don't miss it like I did. 

Thanks for reading. 
I will be back for more.