Chess endgames are the game’s final phase, where the outcome is often decided by precise calculation and technique. Many chess players struggle with endgames because they find them boring, difficult, or too complex. However, learning endgames can be very rewarding and beneficial for your chess improvement. In this article, we will cover some of the […]
Chess can be divided into three parts: the opening, the middlegame, and the endgame. Each one of them is equally important and, in order to become a strong player, one should include all of them in their training routine.
Endgame Patterns, some of the most important ones, are going to be presented in this article. These are endgames that tend to occur quite often or typical ideas that you should be aware of in this final part of your game. With today’s technological advances, everything is easier to access.
Many chess players spend most of their training time studying openings. It is logical since you get to play the opening stage in every single game and it makes a huge impact on the following stages. At the same time, one should not forget to study middlegames and endgames as well since poor play in […]
Pawn Endgames: Knowing your endgames is an important step in improving your level of chess. Knowing the main theoretical endgame positions is usually the first step toward improving your endgame understanding. Then, it is time to move on to typical ideas and maneuvers that tend to repeat themselves and are important to know in some […]
We live in the days where openings are the most studied part of the game and it is almost impossible to win a game out of the opening anymore. Everybody knows the tricks and almost every player, no matter the level, is able to blitz you out 20 moves of recent theory. The difference in […]
Endgames: In our last article, we have outlined a few important ideas that can help you decide which minor piece is better, depending on the position you have on the board. To show how the power of the bishop works, we have selected an instructive endgame where its cooperation with the rook was superior to […]
Endgames: Which minor piece is better, the bishop or the knight? Rook and Bishop or Rook and Knight? This is an endless debate; from a very early age, we tend to choose our favorite, a choice that’s not necessarily based on facts, but rather on feelings. Our preferences may change with the years and we […]
Rooks Endgames: The initiative is a term we don’t get tired of repeating and it should already be very familiar to our readers. To be in control, to take the game towards what you want, and force your opponent to stay alert all the time is something you should strive for in every game.
Symmetrical positions can be tricky and difficult to evaluate. At first sight, they may look equal – after all, there are no visible differences between the two sides – and less experienced players are tempted to think that a draw will be easy to achieve. While a draw is likely to happen in a game […]