Archive for the 'Endgame Lab' Category

  “It should be noted that current opening variations come and go, and the evaluation of certain positions change, but the value of knowing how to play endgames well remains constant.” ~ANATOLY KARPOV, Former World Champion~  When I was an up-and-coming junior player, I basically studied openings… all day long. I paid little attention to the […]

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I don’t usually show too many of my games on The Chess Drum, but this one had a unique lesson. I remember a book by GM John Nunn called Secrets of Pawnless Endings. It had some amazing tactics in pieceless endings. There is nothing worse than missing a nice tactic to finish a game. I had two […]

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  “It should be noted that current opening variations come and go, and the evaluation of certain positions change, but the value of knowing how to play endgames well remains constant.” ~ANATOLY KARPOV, Former World Champion~ It’s always a good idea to go over basic endings before a tournament. You can saving losing positions and win […]

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