Mastery: Endgames

Mastering the Endgame

Mastering the Endgame

Become an endgame master!

What are chess endgames all about? To play all endgames well, you need to master king and pawn endings! IM Anna Rudolf covers basic king and pawn endings that you should know well, along with more complicated endgames by top players that you can emulate. Learn how to activate your king and win with just a few pieces left on the board.

  • Learn how to determine if a king and pawn ending is a win!
  • Learn endgame strategies that can be applied in any endings!
  • Learn about key squares, opposition, and other crucial endgame concepts!

It's nice the way she concentrates on the ideas and not just variations. More endgames from Anna, please. - member Staunton1851

This video was easy to follow and understand, yet very instructive. Good job of explaining things, Anna! - member Rich1026

  • King And Pawn Endgames: Tips And Tricks

    Learn essential king and pawn endgames and know which trades to make or avoid to bring home the full point.

    • 19 min
    • 5 challenges
  • King And Pawn Endgames: Airplanes And Minefields

    What does an airplane have to do with pawn endgames? Find out this secret and many more endgame essentials from IM Anna Rudolph.

    • 5 challenges
  • The Active King in the Endgame

    King activity is often the biggest difference between the middlegame and endgame. IM Anna Rudolf shows how to gain the upper hand by activating your king!

    • 19 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Attacking with the King

    Did you know that your king can become a powerful attacking piece in the endgame? Let IM Anna Rudolf show you how you can transform your king from a weakling into a warrior!

    • 18 min
    • 5 challenges
  • The Outside Passed Pawn

    The outside passed pawn is one of the most powerful forces in the endgame. IM Anna Rudolf will show you how a pawn can be your best friend!

    • 14 min
    • 5 challenges
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