Endgame Mastermind with GM Bryan Smith

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Chess Endgame Mastermind with GM Bryan Smith

Endgame Mastermind With Gm Bryan Smith

Endgame Mastermind With Gm Bryan Smith

GM Bryan Smith reveals how to develop GM-level chess endgame technique and unleash your true potential!

They say there are no shortcuts in chess… but that’s not quite true. There is one thing you can do that will get you faster rating gains than anything else.

You see, most players suck at the endgame.

They draw where they should win and lose where they should draw.

In fact, more rating points are dropped in the final phase than at any other point in the game – and this represents a massive opportunity for the switched-on player.

Master the art of chess endgame play and you will be vacuuming up all those rating points, getting wins even from inferior positions.

About the Author:

Bryan Smith is an American Grandmaster and chess coach. GM Smith has won many international tournaments including Limpedea Cup (Romania), Citta di Erba (Italy), Easter International (Serbia), Philadelphia International, National Chess Congress, US Masters, etc.

Grandmaster Bryan Smith grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, and currently lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Some of his accomplishments include first place in the 2008 National Chess Congress, 2009 National Chess Congress, 2010 Philadelphia International, and 2011 Limpedea Cup.

Is this course for me?

In this 12-hour course, GM Bryan Smith thoroughly explains 159 of the most important chess endgames that are responsible for nearly every endgame win or loss. And you only have to learn these techniques once – they never change!

Here’s part of what you’ll learn:

Endgame Mastermind With Gm Bryan SmithElite King Positioning – all endings can trade down to King and pawn positions, making these the most important to be able to handle. Don’t be one of those players who blindly pushes their King forward.

Master positioning with techniques like triangulation, shouldering, the opposition, and corresponding squares.

Retrospective Thinking – one of the main reasons players come unstuck in the endgame is because there are so many empty squares.

So many possible moves that look equal. Bryan explains how to work back from the final position to find that one winning move.

Rook vs. Runaway Pawn – When your King is far away from the action – maybe after capturing a distant pawn, how can you win against King and pawn?

If you put your rook behind the pawn, the enemy King can just support it all the way to promotion. Master these techniques in chapter 16.

Bishop breakthroughs – Opposite-colored bishops = draw? Not necessarily! Bryan reveals the sneaky ways you can play for a win (especially effective when your opponent relaxes, thinking the draw is in the bag).

This is a complete training program covering everything from pawn to queen endings.

If you are ready to leave the old you behind and become a newer and better chess player, this course is right for you!

Enjoy the course!

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Running Time

+12 hours

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Content Outline

Chapter List:

  • Introduction to the Course
  • CHAPTER 1 – Chapter 1 Pawn Endgames I
  • CHAPTER 2 – Chapter 2 Pawn Endgames II
  • CHAPTER 3 – Pawn Endgames III
  • CHAPTER 4 – Pawn Endgames VI
  • CHAPTER 5 – Minor Piece vs Pawns Endgames
  • CHAPTER 6 – Minor Piece and Pawn vs King Endgames
  • CHAPTER 7 – Bishop and Pawns vs Pawns Endgames
  • CHAPTER 8 – Bishop and Pawn vs Bishop Endgames
  • CHAPTER 9 – Bishop Endings
  • CHAPTER 10 – Opposite Bishops Endgames
  • CHAPTER 11 – Knight and Pawns vs Pawns Endgames
  • CHAPTER 12 – Knight and Pawn vs Knight Endgames
  • CHAPTER 13 – Knight Endings
  • CHAPTER 14 – Minor Pieces and Pawn Endgames
  • CHAPTER 15 – Minor Piece Endgames
  • CHAPTER 16 – Rook vs Pawns Endgames
  • CHAPTER 17 – Rook and Pawn vs Rook Endgames
  • CHAPTER 18 – Rook and Pawns Endgames
  • CHAPTER 19 – Rook vs Bishop Endgames
    CHAPTER 20 – Rook vs Knight Endgames
    CHAPTER 21 – Queen Endings