The endgame is perhaps the most critical “knowledge-based” phase of a chess game.
That is because the knowledge that one has about specific endgames can have a most direct relationship to the outcome of a game. Furthermore, the fewer pieces there are on the board, the greater likelihood that each piece and pawn will play a critical role.
This video is based on the belief that there are a number of tangible pieces of knowledge that every chess player must have about certain endings.
Hence we have the three parts:
- The “elementary” endings including: King-Queen-King, King-Rook-King, King-Bishop-Bishop-King, King-Bishop-Knight,King, and King-Pawn-King
- King and Pawn Endings: Almost every ending can reduce to a King and Pawn ending.
- Rook and Pawn Endings – it is estimated that as many as one in six games reduces to Rook Pawn Endings.