Rook endgames are one of the most common and, at the same time, probably the most complex of all endings. There are countless number of key positions, counter-intuitive variations and patterns that most amateur players don’t get and simply prefer to stay away.
And that’s understandable.
Trying to absorb that much information on your own and to be able to apply this knowledge in your own games is not a simple task.
There are always questions such as:
- What positions should I study?
- What elements should I pay specific attention to?
- What’s important and what’s not?
This chess DVD will tremendously simplify your task.
- No more digging out positions that you need to study
- No more second-guessing the outcome
- No more tons and tons of confusing endgame theory with little to none explanation
GM Alexander Ipatov does an excellent job explaining complicated concepts in an easy to follow manner. While, the most chess books and DVDs will only teach you the move order and nothing else, Alexander in his 3-hour lecture goes through 36 most critical rook endgame positions that any player from an amateur to a Grandmaster must know.
In this DVD, GM Ipatov teaches you how to think and how to make right decisions in the endgame. Not only you will learn the right moves, but also you will get a high quality Grandmaster’s explanation of why that is the case. It will help you to structure your thinking and you will be able to play not only these but also other similar endgames much more precisely and effectively.
After watching this DVD, you won’t have to worry about rook endgames anymore. You will learn the most effective PLANS and IDEAS that can be used to win or draw positions that you previously considered drawn or lost.
Here is what you will learn:
CHAPTER 1 – Basic Positions
CHAPTER 2 – Typical Techniques
CHAPTER 3 – Intermediate Rook and Pawn Endgames
CHAPTER 4 – Advanced Rook and Pawn Endgames
CHAPTER 5 – Practical Examples
About the Author:
GM Alexander Ipatov (FIDE 2612)
Is an International Chess Grandmaster, member of the Turkish National Team. The World Junior Chess Champion and Vice-Champion in 2012 and 2013. The winner and medalist of various international events in Spain, France, USA, South African Republic, Netherlands, Greece, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Bulgaria.