The endgame is the weak point for most club players. Drawn to the exciting middlegame with its sacrifices and mating attacks, they don’t pay enough attention to the final phase of the game. This means players who do have good endgame technique can get lots of easy points!
One of the biggest mistakes players make is to believe that the endgame is easy because there are less pieces. Well, there are also more empty squares to choose from! It is important to understand the aims in each position as well as how those aims can be achieved.
You may have experienced the joy or pain of winning a finely balanced endgame, one slight error and it’s all over – and the errors are not always easy to spot.
Now is the time to become a great endgame player and get a massive advantage over your rivals with the “Mastering Chess Endgames” bundle. Featuring tips that will help you find the best moves, patterns to look out for and the precise techniques that will win you the game, this collection of over 10 hours of premium chess instruction will rapidly improve your chess.
1. Winning Pawn Moves for Beginners
2. Fighting in the Endgame
3. Converting Advantages – How to convert Advantages in Chess
4. The Will to Win: Mastering Chess Endgames
“The pawns are the soul of chess” said Philidor and you will no doubt have seen what an effect the right or wrong pawn move can have on a game. In this brilliant 4.5 hour DVD, IM Lomineishvili covers every type of pawn move, formation and strategy to make sure you never make a mistake or miss an opportunity again. You will learn how to create passed pawns in the endgame, how to play with or against the isolated Queen’s pawn and the best ways to blockade and win your opponent’s isolated pawn! ¨Winning Pawn Moves for Beginners¨ is the comprehensive pawn play resource and an essential part of any player’s chess education.
FM Alisa Melekhina shows how to fight on in the endgame and get a win from a level position or save a draw from a lost one. Magnus Carlsen has made endgame fighting into an art and now you will learn the four major principles that will get you extra tournament and rating points. With analysis and clear explanation of her own games, FM Melekhina demonstrates how to discover practical opportunities, create psychological pressure and give your opponent chances to go wrong.
It is one thing to get an advantage in chess, converting it to a win is another entirely. It can be easy to overlook the critical moments in the heat of the battle and sometimes you only get one chance. FM Melekhina looks at the problems that even very strong players can have with this, analying their mistakes and presenting a systematic solution. Incorporating psychology, calculation and move-finding techniques, FM Melekhina will make you a far more clinical player.
FIDE Master William Stewart gives you the most essential endgame knowledge to win games and save draws. King and pawn endgames are covered in detail – this section alone will generate you many great results. FM Will Stewart points out the major checkmating patterns and techniques, typical pawn structures, tricky Knight endings and how to play the Bishop endgames properly. Careful study of this material will massively improve your endgame technique and your understanding of each piece’s power.