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Endgames are missed among typical players which usually start their chess journey by studying openings, solving tactics, and playing as many games as they possibly can. Do you see what’s wrong with this approach? These players are missing out on a huge part of chess, namely the endgames. That is the part of the game […]
Endgame Mistakes understanding, and what’s more a deep one, is something that especially separates masters from amateur players. Surprisingly, the majority of chess players do not pay enough attention to this very important part of the game and concentrate on other aspects of chess. Number one chess player and World Champion Magnus Carlsen attributes a […]
One of the very important elements of the strategic play is understanding the basic pawn structures and the plans that can be used in each type of position. Having previously discussed most of the pawn formations that can appear during a game, we are now moving on to another concept – the backward pawn.
Protected passed pawn is one of the strongest structures in the pawn endgame. Not only does it threaten promotion but also it cannot be captured by the opponent’s king since it is protected by another pawn. Protected passer gives a huge positional advantage in the king and pawn endgame, because it restricts the opponent king’s […]
Have you ever found yourself in a position where you think, you should win this endgame but don’t know how even though it looks so simple? Many players did. In fact, they failed to win these dead-won endgames and end up with a draw or even a “0” right next to their name. It feels […]