Mastery: Tactics

Tactical Ideas in the Endgame

Tactical Ideas in the Endgame

Join GM Simon Williams as he demonstrates that amazing tactics can occur at any point in the game, including quiet-looking endgames. Follow along and learn how to win endgames with zugzwang, breakthroughs and unexpected mates!

  • Tactical Ideas in the Endgame: Zugzwang

    Sometimes in chess you wish you didn't have to move. This is called zugzwang. Find out how to put your opponents in this uncomfortable position in the endgame.

    • 15 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Tactical Ideas In The Endgame: Breakthrough

    How do you break through in a chess endgame? Most of the time, you need to use a tactical idea to achieve your strategic goal. Learn how to break through your opponent's defenses and win in this lesson.

    • 14 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Tactical Ideas In The Endgame: Stalemate

    Chess is a game of many opportunities. If you find yourself down material and about to lose an endgame, there is still one tactical resource to keep up your sleeve - stalemate! Find out the tricks you need to steal some draws from the jaws of defeat.

    • 15 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Tactical Ideas In The Endgame: The Active King

    Sometimes the best fighting piece in the endgame is the king itself, especially in pawn endings. Find out what happens when the king takes charge in this important lesson.

    • 17 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Tactical Ideas In The Endgame: Trapping The King

    Using tactics to create checkmating chances isn't just for the middlegame. Learn how you can create tactical opportunities to trap your opponent's king deep into the endgame.

    • 17 min
    • 5 challenges
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