King Activity In The Endgame

King Activity In The Endgame

How can your king take part in the struggle?

GM Romain Edouard brings you five examples to demonstrate how to fight with your king in the endgame.

  • See how Akiba Rubinstein won an equal-looking endgame with an instructive king march.
  • World champion Kramnik's play demonstrates a modern version of Rubinstein's ideas.
  • Learn how even amateur players can play brilliantly in the endgame.
  • Check out how Jon Ludvig Hammer made a path for his king to penetrate into the opponent's camp.
  • See how the author's friend, GM Veselin Topalov, won with an active king in a queen ending.

Excellent series! I like the way you sum up at the end of each example. It makes the strategy as clear as a bell! - Chess.com member B3DE

King Activity In The Endgame: Rubinstein

King Activity In The Endgame: Rubinstein

In the opening, you need to keep your king safe, but in the endgame, the king is an essential attacking piece. GM Romain Edouard brings you a classic game by Akiba Rubinstein, which demonstrates the power of a fighting king.
12 min
5 Challenges
King Activity In The Endgame: Kramnik

King Activity In The Endgame: Kramnik

Can you beat a modern Grandmaster by mimicking Akiba Rubinstein's famous king march? World champion, Vladimir Kramnik demonstrated that you can in this brilliant game, brought to you by GM Romain Edouard.
19 min
5 Challenges
King Activity In The Endgame: Meco Benitez

King Activity In The Endgame: Meco Benitez

Do you have to be a grandmaster to use your king in the endgame? GM Romain Edouard demonstrates a brilliant game by the amateur player, Jose Luis Meco Benitez, who walked his king up the board to finish a dominating performance.
16 min
5 Challenges
King Activity In The Endgame: Hammer

King Activity In The Endgame: Hammer

When you have a good position in the endgame, it helps to bring your king in for the decisive blow. GM Romain Edouard brings you a wonderful game by GM Jon Ludvig Hammer.
15 min
5 Challenges
King Activity In The Endgame: Topalov

King Activity In The Endgame: Topalov

How does a superstar activate his king to win in the endgame? GM Romain Edouard demonstrates a game by his former boss, Veselin Topalov against Alexander Morozevich.
14 min
5 Challenges

King Activity In The Endgame

Endgames
5 Lessons
76 Minutes
25 Challenges
Released May 11, 2021
8,529 Students