Endgame Positions to Know Before Your Reach 2000

Level

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


Recommended Rating

0-2000


Topic Purpose

The thing I hate most in chess is to lose games that I was winning! The endgames series teaches how to win endings that you’re supposed to win. It teaches how to draw endings that you’re supposed to draw. And it might teach how not to lose endings that you’re supposed to lose.


Lessons: (each lesson is 1 hour)

     12 Endgames to Know Before You’re Rated 600

  • Square of the pawn
  • Tic-tac-toe squares
  • Opposition
  • Defending against the rook’s pawn
  • Distant passed pawn
  • Pawn vs pawn
  • Pawn breakthroughs without the king
  • King and 2 pawns vs king
  • Key squares
  • King and pawn vs king and pawn

     7 Endgames to Know Before You’re Rated 800

  • Several cases of queen vs pawn on the 7th rank
  • Dual purpose moves
  • King vs 2 passed pawns
  • Protected passed pawns

     8 Endgames to Know Before You’re Rated 1000

  • Rook vs Pawn strategies
  • Corresponding squares
  • Triangulation

     8 Endgames to Know Before You’re Rated 1100

  • Bishop vs Rook
  • Knight vs Rook
  • Queen vs Queen
  • Rook vs 2 connected pawns

   7 Endgames to Know Before You’re Rated 1200

  • More complicated Rook vs Pawn strategies
  • King & 2 pawns vs King & pawn

   13 Endgames to Know Before You’re Rated 1300

  • Rook and Pawn vs Rook strategies - cutting off the King

   12 Endgames to Know Before You’re Rated 1500

  • Rook and pawn vs Rook defenses
  • Rook and 2 pawns vs rook

   10 Endgames to Know Before You’re Rated 1600

  • Knight vs 7th rank pawn
  • Same color bishops
  • Knight vs rook pawn
  • Knight + pawn vs bishop
  • Bishop + pawn vs knight

11 Endgames to Know Before You’re Rated 1800

  • Bishop and 2 pawns vs opposite color bishop

8 Endgames to Know After You’re Rated 2000

  • Remaining topics

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