Latest Updates:
  Sub-Boards in 'Endgames' Topics Posts Last Post
Rook Endings
Rook Endings
Moderators: Smyslov_Fan, Kiwi
58 591 Last Post 07/30/16 at 06:58:40
In: Re: Best Rook Endgame (is...
By: iggystiv
Endgames Endgames
Endgame theory & discussion!
(Moderators: Smyslov_Fan, Kiwi)
Topics: 223
Posts: 2474
Pages Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 12
There are no actions to perform.
 
Subject / Started By Replies Views Last Post Sort (Z-A)
Very Hot Topic (More than 25 Replies)
Endgame Improvement
Hi.
I am the absolute worst endgame player you've ever heard of, and I need your help! I'm a 1900 USCF adult player who has improved mostly by tactical problems. Over the past year I've really i...

Started 10/29/07 at 08:27:11 by StuntLinguist
« Pages 1 2 3 4 5 all »
60 18756 Last Post 08/21/17 at 08:59:39
By: TN
Normal Topic
Please help?
Black;  Kg4  Pg5
White;  Kf2   Qg7 Bh7
White plays and mates in 2 moves, does anyone know the answer  Wink

Started 11/03/03 at 03:41:11 by Ross Smith (Guest)
3 1280 Last Post 07/09/17 at 20:57:12
By: RoleyPoley
Normal Topic
B v B Spassky - R.Byrne, m(6) 1974
This is from Leonard Barden, How to Play the Endgame in Chess (1975), diagram 122, page 75.
* * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * *

1. f4! exf4
Quote:
Giving up a pawn to try and keep the position blocke...

[b]2. gxf4 K

Started 07/04/17 at 20:17:41 by an ordinary chessplayer
This topic contains 2 attachments
4 290 Last Post 07/05/17 at 16:25:42
By: an ordinary chessplayer
Normal Topic
What constitutes a cook of an endgame study?
What constitutes a cook of a formal endgame study?  Specifically, if there is an alternative, albeit inferior (more moves to mate) solution, isn't it still cooked?  This is my understanding but please...

Started 06/28/17 at 11:20:33 by George Jempty
6 280 Last Post 06/28/17 at 22:30:05
By: an ordinary chessplayer
Normal Topic
Q and rook-P versus Q
Hello: Watching a Mueller DVD and he can be very frustrating sometimes. Anyone recommend a resource that could explain this endgame (preferably an online resource).
I understand one defense is f...

Started 03/29/17 at 15:43:28 by Gerry1970
2 519 Last Post 03/30/17 at 00:04:26
By: Gerry1970
Normal Topic
Is this endgame completely won?
This endgame arises after the supposedly refuted Qa5 dragon. It seems like White is obviously better and the engines give him a pretty good evaluation (about 0.90+) however the only endgame I could fi...

Started 11/01/16 at 15:16:42 by AntonioAg
8 1684 Last Post 01/06/17 at 20:41:43
By: Uhohspaghettio
Hot Topic (More than 10 Replies)
very interesting endgame K+2N vs K+p
Hello everybody!
I wanna to share with You this endgame which I first saw in "Fundamental Chess Endings"by Muller and Lamprecht.
  At first sight it's a bit surprising but King and two knigh...

Started 09/08/07 at 14:22:34 by Chwileulotne85
14 2590 Last Post 10/29/16 at 10:32:01
By: Jonathan Tait
Very Hot Topic (More than 25 Replies) Poll
Poll: Can you win against a lone Rook with your Queen?
I am interested to know how many can actually pull this off. And the position is of course the hardest to win.
Edited:
Moderator's Note:  Edited the title slightly.
S_F March 3, 2010

Started 03/01/10 at 18:26:07 by Rebel-Yell
« Pages 1 2 all »
29 16731 Last Post 07/23/16 at 18:18:04
By: Grimmell73
Hot Topic (More than 10 Replies)
Bishop Pair vs The Exchange
[pgn][Event "7"]
[Site "Pau"]
[Date "1988.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Yannick Berthelot"]
[Black "Glenn Flear"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C30"]
[SetUp "1"]
[F...|/pgn]
An unbalances position has arisen straight out of the opening, in which with an open centre, Black has a pawn and the bishop pair for the exchange. Is it enough compensation?

Started 05/23/15 at 06:44:54 by Nordlandia
« Pages 1 2 all »
18 6656 Last Post 07/15/16 at 11:13:48
By: Keano
Normal Topic
Best move for black kn this endgame
What would be the best endgame for black in this endgame. Black to move.
Here is the fen
1k6/5b2/1K6/8/8/8/8/5R2 b - - 0 1

Started 04/23/16 at 16:48:42 by Jackpotman
4 940 Last Post 04/29/16 at 04:49:49
By: Smyslov_Fan
Hot Topic (More than 10 Replies)
Best endgame DVDs?
I don't get around to reading a lot of books lately, but watching a DVD can be combined with other things, so I was wondering what endgame DVDs are out there and which ones do you prefer? I'm particul...

Started 04/06/16 at 23:12:54 by niefpaarschoenen
11 2071 Last Post 04/18/16 at 21:05:00
By: fling
Normal Topic
free endgame database download
does anyone know where to download for free endgame games database?
PGN or scid format only.
thanks!

Started 11/09/15 at 11:40:16 by codekiddy
2 1154 Last Post 01/12/16 at 06:12:31
By: Bibs
Normal Topic
Whats your favorites
Hi
Im doing a serie of strategic endgames on youtube for kids (in danish). So fare I have made 11 (app 5 - 20 min each). No real structure in how I select. Just endgames with instructive value an...

Started 12/22/15 at 18:13:10 by Larsen_fan
7 1778 Last Post 01/03/16 at 19:15:47
By: Larsen_fan
Hot Topic (More than 10 Replies)
Endgame begins when no more double attacks?
.
The author of My 61 Memorable Games wrote the following on page 738:
[color=#00aa00]"The endgame is not determined by the piece population.  The endgame begins when combinations based on the ...
[color=#aa0000]Question: How

Started 11/27/15 at 06:02:16 by GeneM
11 2760 Last Post 12/14/15 at 18:57:52
By: ReneDescartes
Hot Topic (More than 10 Replies)
Comparision of Comprehensive Endgame books
There are so many good endgame reference books available.
1. Encylopedia of Chess Endgames - Chess Informant
2. Comprehensive Chess Endings - Yuri Averbakh
3. Basic Chess Endings - Fine...

Started 09/17/15 at 19:11:24 by MM0621
« Pages 1 2 all »
16 5707 Last Post 10/26/15 at 19:30:01
By: Jupp53
Normal Topic
Two new books from Karsten Müller
Understanding Rook Endgames (Karsten Müller and Yakov Konoval, Gambit Publishers)
Chess Endgames for Kids (Gambit Publishers)

Started 09/16/15 at 14:57:44 by MM0621
2 1276 Last Post 09/17/15 at 03:04:22
By: katar
Normal Topic
GM resigns in drawn K+P ending
Today at the Politiken Cup, Tiger Hillarp Persson (on move as White against Markus Ragger) threw in the towel in this position:
* * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * *


Started 07/28/15 at 19:54:10 by kylemeister
8 2282 Last Post 07/31/15 at 15:56:35
By: kylemeister
Normal Topic
Drawing-fortress vs. Bishop
We all know this one:
* * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * *

Karsten Müller shows in one of his endgame-DVDs that the following also is a draw:
* * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * *

At the same time he mentions that there are othe...

Started 07/12/15 at 07:24:32 by Klick
7 1862 Last Post 07/19/15 at 13:34:27
By: Klick
Normal Topic
Lasker-Nimzovich, Zurich 1934
As I've said before, I know there's some pretty hot endgame analysts on this forum. This of course is a very famous knight endgame (I'm hoping someone can post the diagram I'm too stupid to learn how ...

Started 07/01/15 at 21:26:20 by IMJohnCox
2 1140 Last Post 07/02/15 at 16:10:01
By: Jupp53
Hot Topic (More than 10 Replies)
100 Endgames You Must Know
Any reviews of this book, yet ?

Started 07/04/08 at 15:44:32 by nyoke
« Pages 1 2 all »
18 15026 Last Post 06/11/15 at 11:38:59
By: Dorado
Pages Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 12
There are no actions to perform.
 
Normal Topic Normal Topic
Sticky Topic Sticky Topic
Locked Topic Locked Topic
Locked Topic Sticky Locked Topic
Moved Topic Moved Topic
Global Announcement Global Announcement
Locked Global Announcement Locked Global Announcement
Hot Topic (More than 10 Replies) Hot Topic (More than 10 Replies)
Very Hot Topic (More than 25 Replies) Very Hot Topic (More than 25 Replies)
You can view Topics in this Board.

You cannot post replies to Topics in this Board.
You cannot start new Topics in this Board.
You cannot post Attachments in this Board.
You cannot start Polls in this Board.
 
  ‹ Board Index   Top