Mastery: Endgames

Complete Scotch #1:The Mieses Endgames

Complete Scotch #1:The Mieses Endgames

Learn the endgames that you will likely get in Danny Rensch's favorite opening!

You can't play the Scotch Mieses effectively without knowing the key Mieses ending! This course is designed to help familiarize you with the most commonly reached endgame positions through the Scotch Opening. From Opening Theory, to Middlegame Strategies, to converting into Endgame advantages, we have created a MUST-SEE lecture if you are an aspiring Scotch Game player, and we have shown how many critical situations should be approached. Complete your knowledge of the Scotch opening today!

Here is what you will learn:

  • Learn from IM Danny Rensch's best games!
  • Learn the key plans and tactics for both sides!
  • Learn how to reach the most commonly played ending in the Scotch!
  • A Theoretically Important Position

    This position is a critical one in terms of opening theory. I have played this position, as well as variations and different forms of it, many times. The important thing to try and evaluate is exactly how white should complete his development in preparation...

    • 6 challenges
  • Two Pieces Outplay the Rooks!

    Here we continue our study of this Unbalanced Material Ending (meaning a position where points are roughly the same, but the pieces play totally different). In Unbalanced Material Positions it is extremely important to keep pressure and the initiative...

    • 3 challenges
  • Technique and Caluclation

    Here we see the climax of my advantage against the young Alex Lenderman from High School Nationals roughly 5 years ago. The key thing to understand about converting an advantage against any strong player in the endgame is: They will NOT make it easy...

    • 7 challenges
  • Mieses Endings Continued...

    Here we continue our study of the typically reached Unbalanced Material Endgame, via the Mieses Variation. Notice the main difference between our next few lessons and our previous studies (the Lenderman game): Black has now castled his king to the Queen-side...

    • 5 challenges
  • Converting the advantage...

    As we continue our theme of studying this ultra-important Scotch Ending (Mieses), I would like to reiterate an important point that I mentioned briefly but can now elaborate on further. In positions with material imbalances (Knight + Bishop vs Rook --...

    • 6 challenges
  • Rook In Its Element...

    Not to give the impression that the two pieces will always outplay the rook, here is a perfect example of a situation where the rook dominates the two pieces. The main thing to remember about the Mieses Ending (as well as other positions with the material...

    • 8 challenges
  • Theoretically best...

    Don't worry, we only have 4 more lessons from this wonderful ending! Hopefully this hasn't been overkill, but I can say coming from experience that I have played many strong players in several critical games of my tournament career in this particular...

    • 7 challenges
  • Rook In Its Element #2

    As we near the conclusion of our course, we take some time to see two lessons displaying the power of the rooks when they control the open board, create the threats, and just reap havoc for the White pieces. Enjoy! Truly take to heart the dangers white...

    • 6 challenges
  • ROOKS In Their Element...

    The basic idea behind the "Principal of Two Weaknesses" concept is this: Against tough defense, even if your advantage is clear in one area, you generally need a second target or point of attack. It is one of the most important practical concepts to...

    • 8 challenges
  • Mieses Finale

    Finally we have reached the Finale... In our climax position we are covering a sideline of the Mieses that is of extreme importance. Black can try this variation in an attempt to take White by surprise and achieve good attacking chances; however, if...

    • 8 challenges
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