Minor Piece Endgame Mastery 2
Minor Piece Endgames are of tremendous importance for practical chess players. Many great games were won right on this territory.
Whatever your chess goals are, working on your endgames is one of the PROVEN WAYS to become an overall better player.
Not only your endgame will improve, but also your middlegame understanding and tactical ability will follow.
It’s no surprise that all great players are also very good endgame players.
Ironically, not many club players invest time into endgames, preferring to work on other aspects of the game…
That’s a BIG MISTAKE that leads to stagnation and prevents many from ever performing at their best.
What is this course about?
In this 6.5-hour “university level” course on minor piece endgames IM Ostrovskiy deep dives into 3 very important types of positions:
- Same-Colored Bishop Endgames
- Bishop vs. Knight Endgames
- Bishop Pair Endgames
IM Ostrovskiy shares over a decade of his experience as a player and coach and gives you all the necessary tools to get a serious edge over your competition in those positions.
IM Ostrovskiy gives you the SYSTEM of thinking that will help you at playing the minor piece endgames and once you’ll get the hang of you’ll be playing one an autopilot!
What this course gives you?
You will gain confidence and build a skill to play those endgames which will revolutionize your endgame understanding and lead to new heights.
Instead of fearing to face an unfamiliar territory you will always have a clear-cut plan that you can perfectly execute even under time pressure. All the guess-work is eliminated.
While your opponents are struggling to find what moves to play next in one of those endgames, you’ll have all the right answers. This is the quickest shortcut to minor piece endgame mastery EVER revealed!
Minor Piece Endgame Mastery II with IM Ostrovskiy – video course [6.5 hours]
In this 11-lessons, university-level course we are going to take your endgame understanding to the whole new level. This course specifically targets the minor piece endgames which are crucially important for any practical player. We focus on execution plans, ideas, and strategies to convert endings into clear wins.
Summary of the course [PDF]
Summary of the key points covered in the course for quick reference and reviewing. Use it as a quick refresher after studying the course or print it and pin it on the wall.
Complete set of PGNs
Downloadable, complete set of PGNs of everything covered so that you can analyze it at your own pace and convenience. A must-have treasure chest for any serious player.
Access to Practicum
Train the important endgame skills and motifs with a set of specifically designed tasks and challenges. The practical part is an important element of the course.
- CHAPTER 1 Same-Coloured Bishop Endings
- CHAPTER 2 Strategy: bad bishop & weaknesses
- CHAPTER 3 Strategy: passed pawns & active king
- CHAPTER 4 How to convert the extra pawn
- CHAPTER 5 Bishop vs Knight Endings
- CHAPTER 6 Important positions
- CHAPTER 7 Zugzwangs & fortresses
- CHAPTER 8 When the knight is better
- CHAPTER 9 When the bishop is better
- CHAPTER 10 Two bishops vs bishop & knight
- CHAPTER 11 Two bishops vs two knights
What you will learn?
- Strategic factors that affect the evaluation of the positions and how to use it like a seasoned GM
- A very simple “pawn weaknesses” idea that will win you TONs of games
- The single most important principle for winning the “passed pawns”
- This one simple idea for dominating bishop endings
- A very powerful tool to win equally looking minor piece endings
- The grandmaster’s secret of quickly deciding which minor piece to keep
- How to work on your endgames to halve the training time and quadruple the progress
About the Author:
IM Andrey Ostrovskiy (FIDE 2456)
is a professional chess player and coach currently residing in Germany. Andrey got second in Ukrainian Youth Championship and represented his country in the European Championship. He has won many National and International events and achieved his first Grandmaster norm in 2015.