Myth busted: even if you are below 1500, you still need to learn endgames. Period.
Let’s face a fact. If you are spending your waking hours studying the opening theory or solving chess puzzles, and…
… ignoring or stalling your ENDGAME studies, you will never get good at playing chess.
You see, the stronger you get, the stronger opponents you will face. Opponents who see through all your tactical ideas or opening book prep.
You have to grind on till the end, and that’s where you will win.
- Do you lose winning endgame positions, or end up drawing?
- Do you struggle to calculate the right moves in endgames?
- Do you keep falling for silly blunders and endgame traps?
This training will help you master the subtle art of the endgame in chess… in over just over 3 hours.
Is this course for you?
This is a no-brainer.
Unless you are not really serious about improving your game and keep on playing at the level you already are…
This endgame training is a MUST-HAVE for your chess course portfolio. Full of game analysis, detailed studies, and a lot of exercises—this course is designed to turn you into an endgame expert.
As Capablanca said, you must learn endgames before everything. Unless you want to play like Capablanca.
What you will learn:
- King in front of the pawn. When only the kings remain over the board (and an extra pawn for one side only)… apply the rule of opposition. Get your king in front of the pawn. Don’t let the enemy king stop you from pushing ahead.
- Lose a tempo, man! Endgame is not just about speed. It’s about precision. One move faster or slower can break your game. Let Kolosowski show you how to take advantage of a zugzwang position for your opposition with triangulation.
- Who reaches first? This often happens when both the kings are away from the active part of the board and need to race to it… the first to arrive is often the winner. Hint: in such cases, focus more on thwarting your opponent’s king’s advance.
- The Square rule. Can your king really stop that pawn from promotion? Ah, don’t get down to calculating on your fingers. Kolosowski teaches you an “easier” way to find out whether the pawn is within your reach or not.
- Breaking through. The pawns face each other. One wrong move and you create a passer for your opponent. Go through Chapter 7 to learn more about the usual patterns and how best to play them for both sides.
About the Author
IM Mat Kolosowski (FIDE 2451)
Mat Kołosowski is an International Master from Poland. He is a multiple Polish youth championship medalist. In 2010 he took 5th place in European U-18 Championship. During the course of his chess career Mat won many international tournaments. Apart from being a player, he is also a chess coach who has experience in working with students from more than 20 countries.