Arkell’s Endings – GM Keith Arkell

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<p style="text-align: left;"><span class="TextRun SCXW30611134 BCX8" lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW30611134 BCX8">With chess booming online and time </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW30611134 BCX8" lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW30611134 BCX8">controls becoming ever faster, </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW30611134 BCX8" lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW30611134 BCX8">mastery of the endgame has never</span></span> <span class="TextRun SCXW30611134 BCX8" lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW30611134 BCX8">been so important. A few positions</span></span> <span class="TextRun SCXW30611134 BCX8" lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW30611134 BCX8">can be memorised; most rely on feel. </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW30611134 BCX8" lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW30611134 BCX8">How would you go about converting</span></span> <span class="TextRun SCXW30611134 BCX8" lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW30611134 BCX8">an extra pawn in a rook endgame</span></span> <span class="TextRun SCXW30611134 BCX8" lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW30611134 BCX8">and would you have any idea how to</span></span> <span class="TextRun SCXW30611134 BCX8" lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW30611134 BCX8">even try to win bishop and knight</span></span> <span class="TextRun SCXW30611134 BCX8" lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW30611134 BCX8">against knight and pawn?</span></span><span class="EOP SCXW30611134 BCX8" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"> </span></p>
<p style="text-align: left;"><img class="aligncenter " src="https://media.giphy.com/media/XXtnICAox9Z6CBQ42v/giphy.gif" alt="Arkell's Endings" width="715" height="402" />
In Arkell's Endings, acclaimed endgame expert Keith Arkell guides you through some of his finest games – and grinds. Making good use of clear explanation, not a wealth of variations, he should convince even the most ardent of opening theoreticians and attacking experts that endgames can be enjoyable, as well as beautiful on occasion.</p>
Not only will you enhance your intuition in the final stages of the game, but you will also never again write off an endgame as dull or a draw. You will also learn plenty about the Minority Attack and Arkell's Scale of Pawns, which may mean you will no longer look favourably on trading an e-pawn for a d-pawn.

There is so much more to Keith Arkell's chess prowess than just his endgame mastery. Throughout, his creativity and sheer resourcefulness shine through, with the Ginger GM demonstrating that one should never allow Arkell to advance his g-pawn as Black, or even to attack.
<h2 style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: 'arial black', sans-serif;">About the Author:</span></h2>
<a href="https://www.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/GM-Keith-Arkell.png"><img class="wp-image-2810904 alignleft" title="GM Keith Arkell" src="https://www.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/GM-Keith-Arkell.png" alt="GM Keith Arkell" width="334" height="316" data-wp-pid="2810904" /></a>
<p style="text-align: left;">Grandmaster Keith Arkell has been one of Britain's most prolific players since turning professional in 1980. His rivalry on the weekend circuit with fellow GM Mark Hebden is the stuff of legend, but he has also thrived on the bigger stage.</p>
<p style="text-align: left;">He has finished first as many as 25 times at the Paignton International Congress and in 2008 tied for first in the British Championship at Liverpool's iconic St George's Hall.</p>
<p style="text-align: left;">2014 was another highly successful year, as Arkell became the European Over-50 Champion, following that up with the silver medal at the World Senior Championships.</p>

<h2>What you will learn</h2>
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 	<li><span data-contrast="auto">Ilfeld vs Arkell - Lesson in minority attack and two weaknesses </span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"> </span></li>
 	<li><span data-contrast="auto">K.Arkell vs N.Bradbury - Carlsbad structure without queens </span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"> </span></li>
 	<li><span data-contrast="auto">K.Arkell vs a. Ledger - Converting with 4 vs 3 on the kingside </span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"> </span></li>
 	<li><span data-contrast="auto">K.Arkell vs Toma - Knight dominating bishop </span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"> </span></li>
 	<li><span data-contrast="auto">J.Sugden vs K.Arkell - Typical caro rook ending </span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"> </span></li>
 	<li><span data-contrast="auto">K.Arkell vs J.Holland - Assessing k+</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"> </span></li>
 	<li><span data-contrast="auto">K.Arkell vs M.Suba - Double rook endgame </span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"> </span></li>
 	<li><span data-contrast="auto">J.Houska vs K.Arkell - Two bishops </span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"> </span></li>
 	<li><span data-contrast="auto">K.Arkell vs M.Hebden - Old rivals </span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"> </span></li>
 	<li><span data-contrast="auto">K.Arkell vs S.Milliet - Double isolated dpawns </span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"> </span></li>
 	<li><span data-contrast="auto">K.Arkell vs J.Spreeuw - Don't be afraid to swap pawns </span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"> </span></li>
 	<li><span data-contrast="auto">K.Arkell vs V.Kotronias - Good or bad bishop</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"> </span></li>
 	<li><span data-contrast="auto">Certek vs Arkell - Patience whilst nurturing the two bishops </span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"> </span></li>
 	<li><span data-contrast="auto">K.Arkell vs S.Franklin - Knight endgame </span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"> </span></li>
 	<li><span data-contrast="auto">K.Arkell vs R.Byrne - Fortress question </span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"> </span></li>
 	<li><span data-contrast="auto">K.Arkell vs T.Kosten - Playing for mate in a pawnless endgame </span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"> </span></li>
 	<li><span data-contrast="auto">K.Arkell vs M.Wadsworth - 5 vs 4</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"> </span></li>
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Overview

Arkell’s Endings – GM Keith Arkell

With chess booming online and time controls becoming ever faster, mastery of the endgame has never been so important. A few positions can be memorised; most rely on feel. How would you go about converting an extra pawn in a rook endgame and would you have any idea how to even try to win bishop and knight against knight and pawn? 

Arkell's Endings
In Arkell’s Endings, acclaimed endgame expert Keith Arkell guides you through some of his finest games – and grinds. Making good use of clear explanation, not a wealth of variations, he should convince even the most ardent of opening theoreticians and attacking experts that endgames can be enjoyable, as well as beautiful on occasion.

Not only will you enhance your intuition in the final stages of the game, but you will also never again write off an endgame as dull or a draw. You will also learn plenty about the Minority Attack and Arkell’s Scale of Pawns, which may mean you will no longer look favourably on trading an e-pawn for a d-pawn.

There is so much more to Keith Arkell’s chess prowess than just his endgame mastery. Throughout, his creativity and sheer resourcefulness shine through, with the Ginger GM demonstrating that one should never allow Arkell to advance his g-pawn as Black, or even to attack.

About the Author:

GM Keith Arkell

Grandmaster Keith Arkell has been one of Britain’s most prolific players since turning professional in 1980. His rivalry on the weekend circuit with fellow GM Mark Hebden is the stuff of legend, but he has also thrived on the bigger stage.

He has finished first as many as 25 times at the Paignton International Congress and in 2008 tied for first in the British Championship at Liverpool’s iconic St George’s Hall.

2014 was another highly successful year, as Arkell became the European Over-50 Champion, following that up with the silver medal at the World Senior Championships.

What you will learn

  1. Ilfeld vs Arkell – Lesson in minority attack and two weaknesses  
  2. K.Arkell vs N.Bradbury – Carlsbad structure without queens  
  3. K.Arkell vs a. Ledger – Converting with 4 vs 3 on the kingside  
  4. K.Arkell vs Toma – Knight dominating bishop  
  5. J.Sugden vs K.Arkell – Typical caro rook ending  
  6. K.Arkell vs J.Holland – Assessing k+ 
  7. K.Arkell vs M.Suba – Double rook endgame  
  8. J.Houska vs K.Arkell – Two bishops  
  9. K.Arkell vs M.Hebden – Old rivals  
  10. K.Arkell vs S.Milliet – Double isolated dpawns  
  11. K.Arkell vs J.Spreeuw – Don’t be afraid to swap pawns  
  12. K.Arkell vs V.Kotronias – Good or bad bishop 
  13. Certek vs Arkell – Patience whilst nurturing the two bishops  
  14. K.Arkell vs S.Franklin – Knight endgame  
  15. K.Arkell vs R.Byrne – Fortress question  
  16. K.Arkell vs T.Kosten – Playing for mate in a pawnless endgame  
  17. K.Arkell vs M.Wadsworth – 5 vs 4 

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