A player new to chess often asks the question how do you win at chess? While the question “How to win at chess?” seems simple, its answer unfolds as we play the game. To win in chess certain conditions need to be met. In the following sections, we discuss the conditions and how you can […]
The romantic tales of a quick decisive victory have evoked the human mind for generations. Something is alluring about an unexpected strike or an overpowering display of force. In Chess, you witness this through miniatures. These games feature the fastest and easiest checkmates.
Chess endgames are beautiful yet tricky. With so few pieces on the board, one might expect a lack of action. But the endgame is the stage where you can see pieces at their maximum. Club players often mess up winning endgames and shift the blame elsewhere.
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 […]