The Drawing Zone, Part 1
by Bryan Smith
Everyone wants to be a winner in chess. But don't forget that part of winning is...not losing! Every chess player, from the earliest beginner to the world champions, sometimes has a game that gets derailed and needs to be saved. Part of improving in chess is learning how to defend a disadvantageous ending and save the draw. This improves your results just as much as winning an advantageous ending does. There is also a beauty in saving a difficult ending, in holding on with subtle and dour defense. This first part will deal with more basic endgames - part 2 will deal with more complicated defenses.
So now let's sit back and learn how to keep the game in the DRAWING ZONE!