Is there anything more exciting in chess than a runaway passed pawn in a rapid game?
IM Keaton Kiewra likens San Francisco’s rocket boat experience to playing a rapid chess game — except the chess game might be more intense.
Learn how IM Kierwa was able to overcome an awkward position to race his pawns to pay dirt. | Watch video
GM Alex Yermolinsky presents high level endgame drama in this game from Tomashevsky - Nguyen as even a two pawn up knight endgame proves challenging to convert. Are you confident that your technique is up to snuff? Yermo demonstrates the keys to winning such endgames including tricky deflections, tempo sacrifices, and zugzwangs. | Watch video
GM Alex Yermolinsky is here to demystify the complex world of knight endgames. Even for Yermo, knight endgames are some of the most challenging due to the complex knight jumps and the lack of established rules and theoretical positions. Kick back as Yermo uses textbook examples from the games of Polgar and Svidler to give you all the theoretical knowledge you'll need to win your next knight endgame. | Watch video
As we move into the endgame of a Capablanca classic, we see the importance of accuracy after most of the pieces have been exchanged.
FM Elliott Liu shows you how the slightest mistake can turn a win into a draw or worse in this important lesson.
Learn from one of the greatest players to ever live in the conclusion of this video series. | Watch video
Sergey Karjakin was a one-man wrecking crew at the recent Russia-China international match, destroying the best Chinese grandmasters in his wake.
GM Alex Yermolinksy reviews Karjakin’s masterful rook endgame technique from this event, showing you how to play these extremely difficult positions.
Don’t forget to read FM Mike Klein’s full news report on Karjakin’s win in the related links. | Watch video
GM Alex Yermolinsky is back with the final word on opposite-color bishop endgames with pawns on the board.
Learn the crucial differences between various important positions, and note how even the most subtle changes can totally change the outcome of the ending.
These endgames are so variable that they defy mathematical rules, and some of the positions in this video will make you wish the board had an “i-file” for your king to use. | Watch video
Sometimes the best way to secure a draw in lopsided opposite-colored bishop endgames is to follow your opponent’s king with your own.
If your king behaves like it has separation anxiety from its counterpart, you can control the key diagonal without letting the opposing pawns advance.
Sounds a little confusing? The endgame expert GM Alex Yermolinsky walks you through this important concept. | Watch video
We all know that opposite-colored bishop endgames are drawish, but what is the best technique to actually defend this endgame?
GM Alex Yermolinsky, one of Chess.com’s best endgame specialists, has all the answers in this first video of a new series.
Learn how to properly defend a bishop ending in this can’t-miss video lesson. | Watch video
GM Alex Yermolinsky has a key piece of endgame knowledge you simply have to know if you’re serious about chess.
Learn the best way to draw when down a pawn with two pieces each left — and see how GM Yermo’s opponent lost because he did not follow this advice!
Finally, if your opponent allows it, learn how to win with an extra pawn and a knight vs a bishop. | Watch video
Same-color bishop endings are some of the most common in chess, so it's crucial you know how to play them.
GM Dejan Bojkov shows you an instructive game that reaches this ending quickly -- so much so that the majority of play comes after most of the pieces are off the board.
Learn how to handle this important endgame with this lesson.
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