Mastery: Endgames

Mikhail Tal's Best Endgames

Mikhail Tal's Best Endgames

Play the endgame like a World Champion!

Do you want to play the endgame like a World Champion? Join endgame specialist, GM Alex Yermolinsky, as he demonstrates three of the best endgames played by World Champion Mikhail Tal. Although Tal was known as a brilliant attacker, he was equally adept at converting small advantages in the endgame and played them with his typical attacking style. Start playing the endgame like Tal today!

Here is what you will learn:

  • Learn how to attack, even in the endgame!
  • Learn how to provoke weaknesses in your opponent's position!
  • Learn how to press for a win, even in drawish positions!

"Great Endgame, Amazing. Thanks, Yermolinsky, looking forward to the next vídeo Endgame series." - member grundhyde2004

"Excellent video! This was a very interesting endgame and great explanations of the moves. I look forward to the next one." - member Gartholomew

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    • 5 challenges
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    • 5 challenges
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    • 5 challenges
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