Master Endgames

Master Endgames

Are you ready to stretch your endgame knowledge?

Do you want to improve your endgame play? Then this is the course for you! In this module, 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. Start playing your endgames like a master today!

Here is what you will learn:

  • Learn to convert a positional edge into a win!
  • Learn how to handle rook endings, the most common endgame!
  • Learn how and when to activate your king!

Advanced Technique Example 1

An active king can be a huge advantage in the endgame. Unlike in the middlegame, the king can play a very important role as an attacker.
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Advanced Technique Example 2

Two principles operate in the following endgame when White has a queen against rook and bishop: 1) when you are up material, trade!; 2) when your opponent has two bishops.
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Essential Rook Ending Basics 1

There are some basic theoretical positions that every master knows. One of these is the famous "Lucena" position.
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Essential Rook Ending Basics 2

In rook + pawn vs rook endings, when the defender's king is blocking the pawn, the game is usually a draw.
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Practical Rook Ending Basics

It is a fundamental principle in rook endgames that the rook should be placed BEHIND the passed pawn.
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Concrete Endgame Technique

Making a plan is fundamental to endgames.
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Making a Second Endgame Weakness

Here we see an example of how to use the "principle of two weaknesses".
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Advanced King Activity

Once the ending is reached, the king no longer needs to hide in fear and can instead become a powerful piece. In this example, it proves to be the decisive factor.
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Master Endgames

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Shperndarë May 28, 2013