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Endgame of the fortnight (August 1-15)
Hi all!
I'm sorry that my free time is about to be reduced to zero due to the start of school. YAY!  HOORAY! Grin (I guess you can tell I'm a teacher and not one of the prisoners.   I mean students.  We...

Started 08/06/05 at 03:12:44 by Smyslov_Fan
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By: Jupp53
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A statistical analysis of amateur endgame position
Hi all,
First time poster, here. I thought I'd share a large-scale statistical exercise I just ran. (Props to BigGreenShrek for giving me the idea.)
Any thoughts on the protocol or on the re...

Started 11/10/17 at 01:51:39 by dudeski_robinson
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Rook endings, Mednis or Emms?
Have read up this topic as much as possible here and elsewhere, Mednis "Practical Rook Endings" or Emms "The Survival Guide to Rook Endings" would seem to be the best way to go for me with the former ...

Started 08/28/17 at 02:45:25 by passiffity
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B+2P vs 4P Baburin - Daly, Limerick 1994
This was analyzed by Baburin in Informant 63, and revisited by Dan Scoones in the British Columbia Chess Federation email bulletin no.191, 2010.06.02.

Started 09/14/17 at 23:23:08 by an ordinary chessplayer
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By: Keano
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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
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By: IMJohnCox
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Endgame Improvement
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
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By: TN
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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)
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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.
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1. f4! exf4
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
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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
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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
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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
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By: Uhohspaghettio
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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.
Moderator's Note:  Edited the title slightly.
S_F March 3, 2010

Started 03/01/10 at 18:26:07 by Rebel-Yell
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By: Grimmell73
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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"]
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
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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
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By: Smyslov_Fan
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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
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free endgame database download
does anyone know where to download for free endgame games database?
PGN or scid format only.

Started 11/09/15 at 11:40:16 by codekiddy
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By: Bibs
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Whats your favorites
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
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By: Larsen_fan
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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
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By: ReneDescartes
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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
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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
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