Capablanca, Karpov, Carlsen… what do these three players have in common?
They are World Champions. And they are exceptionally strong endgame players.
It’s no surprise. Without a solid endgame understanding, it is very difficult getting to even 1800-2000 Elo.
Many club players know the basic endings.
Are you familiar with general endgame concepts, but don’t know where to take it from here? That’s where many club players are at, not knowing… what’s next?
You are in luck… because GM Jacek Stopa is teaching ‘advanced endgame concepts’. All those things are extremely useful for practical players, and you’ll definitely learn something new for yourself, improving your endgame understanding throughout the course.
GM Stopa has recorded this 3-hour course, to explain some very important endgame concepts including blockade, fortress, advanced opposite color bishop endings, complex pawn endgames, activation of pieces, and many more!
This course is designed for those familiar with fundamental endgame principles [like opposition, triangulation, underpromotion] and wants to take their endgame understanding to the next level!
Here are a few things that you’ll learn:
- Activating the king – the must know idea
- Concept of ‘blockade’ – blocking the opponent’s pawn majority
- Must-know defensive setups in the opposite color bishops
- The concept of ‘fortress’ and how to use this strong defensive resource
- Unusual pawn formations – the winning approach
GM Jacek Stopa (FIDE 2504)
Is a Polish Grandmaster who enjoys playing highly creative set-ups, even as early as move one. Jacek had won multiple major National and International tournaments and has many private students around the world.