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Rook and Knight vs. Rook

Rook and Knight vs. Rook

Join GM Ivan Sokolov as he demonstrates the key ideas in the endgame of rook and knight against rook. Even great players like Judit Polgar have misplayed this type of endgame, but you can learn the key ideas, which positions are winning and how to win them in this three part course.

GM
Ivan Sokolov
3 Lessen
Meesterschap
Winning With Opposite Colored Bishops

Winning With Opposite Colored Bishops

Opposite colored bishop endings have a reputation of being dull and drawish, but GM Ben Finegold is ready to show us how to discover fighting chances and use this imbalance to win! Ben shares one of his own endgame squeezes against a fellow GM and two of the most famous endings ever by GM Shirov and World Champion Botvinnik.

CCSCATL
3 Lessen
Meesterschap
Mikhail Tal's Best Endgames

Mikhail Tal's Best Endgames

Join endgame specialist, GM Alex Yermolinsky as he demonstrates three of the best endgames played by World Champion Mikhail Tal. Tal was known as a brilliant attacker, but was equally adept at converting small advantages in the endgame and played them with his typical attacking style. Enjoy!

GM
Alex Yermolinsky
3 Lessen
Meesterschap
Super GM Rook Endings

Super GM Rook Endings

Join renowned endgame expert GM Alex Yermolinsky as he guides you through some rook endgames by the best players of the present day. Learn how even top players make mistakes in tricky endings, but a few principles will make your decisions a lot easier.

GM
Alex Yermolinsky
3 Lessen
Meesterschap
Mastering the Endgame

Mastering the Endgame

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.

IM
Anna_Chess
5 Lessen
Gevorderd, Meesterschap
Opposite-Colored Bishops

Opposite-Colored Bishops

Bishops of opposite colors have always been considered rather peaceful opponents. The drawing tendencies in these endgames are very high but if the conditions are right (there are good passed pawns, one of the bishops is much stronger than the other, or one of the sides has a more active king) we can successfully play for a win.

GM
Dejan Bojkov
10 Lessen
Meesterschap
Master Endgames

Master Endgames

In this course we will be learning about some of the most complicated and difficult techniques, practical ideas, and fundamental winning methods in the endgame - those which you will ultimately need to achieve mastery.

Chess.com Team
8 Lessen
Meesterschap
Capablanca's Endgame Masterpieces

Capablanca's Endgame Masterpieces

The third world champion was famous for his incredible technique. The endgame was the area where his natural talent discovered its full potential and Capablanca produced a number of model endgames. I would like to share some of them with you!

GM
Dejan Bojkov
10 Lessen
Meesterschap
The Drawing Zone, Part 2

The Drawing Zone, Part 2

In "The Drawing Zone, Part 1" we saw some examples of how to hold a draw in an inferior position. Saving a draw in the endgame may not be the most sexy part of chess, but it is still a very important element of chess ability. Now let's see some more difficult problems on the same theme.

Chess.com Team
18 Lessen
Meesterschap
The Drawing Zone, Part 1

The Drawing Zone, Part 1

Everyone wants to be a winner in chess. But don't forget that part of winning is...not losing! Every chess player, from the earliest beginner to the world champions, sometimes has a game that gets derailed and needs to be saved. There is beauty in saving a difficult ending, in holding on with subtle and dour defense. This first part will deal with more basic endgames - part 2 will deal with more complicated defenses. So now let's sit back and learn how to keep the game in the DRAWING ZONE!

Chess.com Team
18 Lessen
Meesterschap
Pawn Play in the Endgame

Pawn Play in the Endgame

Pawns play important roles in all phases of the game, but it's in the ending that it becomes obvious they are the stars of the show.  If you remember how to handle them you'll enjoy chess more and score more victories. Good Luck, IM John Grefe, 1973 U.S. Champion

Chess.com Team
20 Lessen
Gevorderd, Meesterschap
Complete Scotch #1:The Mieses Endgames

Complete Scotch #1:The Mieses Endgames

This course is designed to help familiarize you with the most commonly reached endgame positions through the Scotch Game Opening: Mieses Variation. We have also taken a detailed look at a number of "critical" Scotch Game positions: From Opening Theory; to Middle game Strategies; to converting into Endgame advantages. We have created a MUST READ lecture if you are an aspiring Scotch Game player, and we have shown how many critical situations should be approached.

IM
Daniel Rensch
10 Lessen
Meesterschap
Do or Die with Rook Endings

Do or Die with Rook Endings

Endings with rooks and pawns are by far the most common endings in chess. You will probably lose or gain as more points in these positions than in all other endings combined. Therefore you need to know the basic positions, and some strategic principles when the play becomes more difficult. I want to have you learn and practice the former, and give you a feel for the latter.

Chess.com Team
20 Lessen
Meesterschap
Bishop versus Knight (Part 1)

Bishop versus Knight (Part 1)

It is generally known that the bishop is stronger than the knight in most cases. Some experts even call such an advantage "a small exchange." Why the bishop is better, and when in the endgame-- this is what we are going to discover in our course. I tried to choose only fresh samples from modern practice when strong players were following their plans in the best possible way.

GM
Dejan Bojkov
13 Lessen
Meesterschap
Pawn Endings: Beginner to Expert

Pawn Endings: Beginner to Expert

Pawn Endings from Beginner to Expert - IM Eric Tangborn & FM Thomas Wolski. With the 100 challenges in this module, Tangborn & Wolski cover king and pawn endings thoroughly.

Chess.com Team
88 Lessen
Gevorderd, Meesterschap
Rook and Other Endgames

Rook and Other Endgames

"Rook and Other Endgames" covers rook endings with some minor piece and queen endings included.

IM
Jeremy Silman
39 Lessen
Meesterschap
Knight versus Bishop (Part 2)

Knight versus Bishop (Part 2)

In this course we shall see when the knight can overtake the other minor piece- the bishop; when the knight is better than its colleague; and why. I tried again to use mainly fresh samples from modern practice, although some old interesting positions were also taken into account. Enjoy the course.

GM
Dejan Bojkov
14 Lessen
Meesterschap
Knight Endgames (Pt 2) - Both Sides Have Knights

Knight Endgames (Pt 2) - Both Sides Have Knights

This course shows the most important methods of battle in endgame positions where both players have knights. It features some extremely important exact positions, as well as the typical strategical ideas behind some complex endgames that will help the student better understand the ideas behind knight endgames. The positions cover a range of material from 1000 level all the way up to expert (2000). Enjoy!

GM
Dejan Bojkov
10 Lessen
Meesterschap
Knight Endgames (Part 1)

Knight Endgames (Part 1)

This course aims to give you a basic understanding of the most common knight endgames. The positions range from 1000 up to 2400 level in difficulty, so there should be a few appropriate positions for any chess student. More to follow!

GM
Dejan Bojkov
18 Lessen
Meesterschap

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