Endgame

Yury Markushin
08.21.2011
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Yury Markushin
08.21.2011

As you already know the rook endgames are the most common type of endgames occurring in chess. About half of all endgames are rook endings. Today we’ll talk about one very important and common type of endgame: Rook + Pawn vs. Rook. This is one of the very theoretical endgames. All the variations are well-analyzed […]

Yury Markushin
08.11.2011
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Yury Markushin
08.11.2011

Today I will tell you how to win more chess games. Yes, it’s that simple, after reading today’s article you will have a pretty good picture in your head and will be able to fix something that you doing wrong in order to win or at least not to lose games. The topic of today’s […]

Yury Markushin
08.02.2011
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Yury Markushin
08.02.2011

Rook endgames are the most common type of endgames there is in the game of chess. These endgames take place in about 50% of all games. If you are a tournament chess player and wish to improve your results in the future, the rook endgame is something to look at more deeply. Rook endgames are […]

Yury Markushin
03.06.2010
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Yury Markushin
03.06.2010

Two Bishop Mate is another checkmate that seems problematic for club-level chess players to implement, even though it should not be. I have previously written about Knight + Bishop Checkmate, which is much more subtle, but no doubt very important to know. The main idea of checkmating with two bishops is occupying the center with […]

Yury Markushin
02.08.2010
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Yury Markushin
02.08.2010

Today I will discuss the Knight + Bishop endgame checkmate. This endgame was well analyzed by Philidor a long time ago, in 1749. It is not the most common mate you will see, it occurs once every 5000 games, but it is definitely important to know how to use the Knight and a Bishop together. […]

Yury Markushin
02.01.2010
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Yury Markushin
02.01.2010

Have you ever found yourself in a position where you think, you should win this endgame but don’t know how even though it looks so simple? Many players did. In fact, they failed to win these dead-won endgames and end up with a draw or even a “0” right next to their name. It feels […]

Yury Markushin
01.13.2010
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Yury Markushin
01.13.2010

I have written multiple articles on chess strategy and the middle game, but for some reason, I have avoided writing on the endgame theme. I was scanning through the “Lazy Person’s Guide to Endgame” by GM Ian Rogers published in January 2010 in Chess Life Magazine and decided to write my own thing. The first […]