Basic Chess Endings (E-Book)

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RECENT PRACTICAL CHESS ENDGAMES

Pogonina-Cramling, practical rook endgame
R+4P vs R+3P Recent Practical EndGames

Pogonina – Cramling, practical rook ending

  In this practical rook ending Black is winning. She has much better king which can go forward, better placed rook and a passed pawn on b-file which will decide the game.   Event: 34th ECC Women 2018 Date: 2018.10.17 White: Pogonina, Natalija WhiteElo: 2485 Black: Cramling, Pia BlackElo: 2465 Result: 0-1      

Inarkiev-Lan Pawn Endgame
Endgame Mistakes Ks and more Ps Recent Practical EndGames

Inarkiev – Lan

  In this game a much weaker player by rating had a chance to crash a former European champion. Critical position: Everything revolves around who will end up in zugzwang. Event: TCh-CHN 2019 Date: 2019.04.10 White: Inarkiev, E. WhiteElo: 2692 Black: Lan, Zilun BlackElo: 2333 Result: 1/2-1/2    

Harikrishna-Nihal bishop endgame
Endgame Mistakes ocBs and more Ps Recent Practical EndGames

Harikrishna, P. – Nihal, Sarin

  The end of this endgame reminds me very much of the famous game Topalov-Shirov, Linares 1998. Event: 25th Sigeman & Co 2019 Date: 2019.05.06 White: Harikrishna, P. WhiteElo: 2730 Black: Nihal, Sarin BlackElo: 2598 Result: 1-0  

Solak-Saric rook endgame
Recent Practical EndGames Rs and more Ps

Solak-Saric

  Very complex rook endgame. White is a pawn up but it’s not easy to move his kingside pawns. Black has a threat …Rd2 and White has to think about it immediately. Event: Istanbul ol (Men) 40th Date: 2012.08.31 White: Solak, Dragan WhiteElo: 2599 Black: Saric, Ivan BlackElo: 2638 Result: 1/2-1/2    

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AMAZING CHESS ENDGAMES

Kotov-Botvinnik * Chess Endgames

B-858 (Kotov-Botvinnik)

  If in similar positions with a tied king the bishop can protect its weak pawns on the other wing, a win will be possible only if somehow in some wondrous way a second passed pawn can be created. A brilliant, truly study-like example on the theme was contributed by the former world champion Mikhail […]

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R-44

  6.6.2. Rook against two pawns Even though, statistically speaking, rook is materially much more valuable than two pawns and most often than not, manages to prove its tactical merit and power, in these endgames the weaker side has quite good prospects to get saved. Position of pieces greatly effects the outcome of the game. […]

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R-43

  Even more beautiful is the study by F. Saavedra dating from 1895, which point out the unsurpassed depths of chess play.   ← Basic EndingsBasic Endings →

BASIC MUST-KNOW CHESS ENDGAMES

Opposition And Key Squares

Opposition and Key Squares in King and Pawn vs King endings

    Key squares and the opposition are the basic rules in king and pawn endgames. This video is recapitulation of positions P-12, P-13 and P-14 from Basic Chess Endgames by GM Vlado Kovacevic.

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R-230A (Tarrasch, 1906.)

  In the position with the central pawn on the seventh rank, there is an essential difference between the situation with the black king on the shorter and the king on the longer side. Black can be saved only when his king on the shorter side, provided that he can check sideways. The following position […]

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