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Chess can be divided into three parts: the opening, the middlegame, and the endgame. Each one of them is equally important and, in order to become a strong player, one should include all of them in their training routine.
In this course for intermediate and advanced players, GM Jacek Stopa will deep dive into some of the most important Rook Endgames. Rook endgames are some of the most common and complex type of endings in chess. If you master Rook Endgames, not only your overall level will improve, but you will also feel a […]
We live in the days where openings are the most studied part of the game and it is almost impossible to win a game out of the opening anymore. Everybody knows the tricks and almost every player, no matter the level, is able to blitz you out 20 moves of recent theory. The difference in […]
Game 2 of the World Chess Championship Match is over. Everyone expected Carlsen to win after he missed a win in game 1 with Black. However, that’s not what happened. In fact, Fabiano Caruana was able to get an extra pawn in the rook endgame, which still ended in a draw after only 49 moves.
The Hollywood actor Woody Harrelson has made the first move of the match and he played 1.d4… Caruana was amazed and asked can he take back the move! It turned out later that this was a joke from the actor. Who would have predicted that the first game in this Match will be in Sicilian […]
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 […]
Rook Endgames are a complicated category, even for the most experienced players. They are tricky and It is easy to go wrong, especially under the pressure of a game. A well-known saying among chess players is that all rook endgames are drawn, which indicates the complexity of these endgames, but even when it comes to […]
I’d like to devote this article to the Rook versus Bishop endgames. It is a very important endgame and is often misunderstood and misplayed at the club level. This endgame is not as complicated as you may think but requires some knowledge and precision. Rook versus bishop endgame may not be the most often seen […]
With the advance of technology and the improvement of the chess engines, more and more chess players have started to focus a lot on the opening and slightly disregard the other phases of the game, especially the endgame. While knowing your theory well is very important, you should find the right balance in your preparation […]
There are certain things in chess that we only learn through experience at the chessboard, or as they say, “the hard way”. This is the case for typical endgames in which we fall by accident and have to work our own way out to survive. If you are already a skilled player then you should […]