Fighting in the Endgame – FIDE Master Alisa Melekhina

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Fighting in the endgame is a skill that can help players rack up those extra points. Alisa Melekhina analyzes two of her own games, one in which she drew a pawn down, and another in which she pulled off a win in an equal rook ending.

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Empire Chess – Vol 46

Too many games end in either premature draw offers or resignations. Fighting in the endgame is a skill that can help players rack up those extra points. Alisa Melekhina analyzes two of her own games, one in which she drew a pawn down, and another in which she pulled off a win in an equal rook ending.

The viewers are led through four major principles that can be applied in their own endgames: mentally adapt to a change in the position; resist by preventing your opponent from executing their only winning plan; take advantage of complacency; make your opponent make decisions. Even if a position is theoretically drawn, players should not discount the practical chances that they can create.

Rather than focusing on rote endgame theory, Alisa utilizes the medium of video instruction to exemplify the attitude and resourcefulness that accompanies the fighting spirit.

Chapter Outline

  • CHAPTER 1: Iryna Zenyuk Vs Alisa Melekhina 2012 US Women’s Championships
  • CHAPTER 2: Iryna Zenyuk Vs Alisa Melekhina 2011 – World Open Under 2400