chess endgames - tag
Chess endgames are beautiful yet tricky. With so few pieces on the board, one might expect a lack of action. But the endgame is the stage where you can see pieces at their maximum. Club players often mess up winning endgames and shift the blame elsewhere.
Rook Endgames are probably the type of endgames that are most seen in the board games. They are complicated and require a lot of patience to learn. But, we hope that these short articles will help you get a better idea of the defensive and active ideas you need to be aware of in specific […]
King and pawn endgames and their 3 very important positions will be explored in today’s article by WGM Meenakshi Subbaraman. In order to win or draw these positions you need to have a high level of chess creativity and out-of-the-box thinking. You will learn that often in pawn endgames the most logical move is, in […]
Paul Keres (1916-1975) was a prince among men. He was among those few players never to have won the crown in spite of sheer talent and achievement. In his younger years he was known for adventurous play and astounding combinational skill.
All serious chess players know how important a deep endgame understanding for competitive chess is. They also know about a direct correlation between studying endgames and the ELO increase. It does not matter where you play chess, on the official FIDE-rated events or on your favorite chess website. If you invest a little bit of […]
Mario Matouš (16th June, 1947 – 4th July, 2013) Mario Matouš is no more. There could not have been a greater blow to his fans. Yet such is public apathy that we have learned of his loss only now, months after he breathed his last. He was a prince among men and died a pauper, […]
Power of opposition is the topic we are going to talk about today. It is probably the single most important technique in king & pawn endgames. If you want to win more chess games you should spend more time studying chess fundamentals. As Stephan Gerzadowicz said ‘openings teach you openings, endgames teach you chess ‘. […]
This endgame might seem simple, but it is not. There is a lot of strategy. If you have the pawn and you can promote it to a queen, then you will win. If the opponent has the pawn and you can stop it from promoting to a queen, then you will draw. Often, the deciding […]
The topic of today discussion is endgames. I know most chess players don’t like studying endgames. They spend all their dedicated chess time memorizing 10th and 11th moves of one of the lines in Closed Sicilian or some other opening.Then, after losing the game, after game after game, they are very disappointed and say something […]