Ever wondered if it's possible to play the endgame stage like a titled player or a Grandmaster? If I should give you a direct answer, then…
… YES! Endgame is just another stage of the game and compared to the opening and middlegame, there will be fewer pieces on the board so the ‘complexity’ is comparatively less.
Our new course "Practical Endgames" will teach you how to think in order to find the good moves in an endgame. After the study of this course you will improve your endgame technique a lot! Also, we've added a couple of new and cool features - an interactive practical part to test your skills and easy navigation to games in PGN.
When will the course be released? Who is the author? You can find all details here!
Really, is it possible to play the endgame stage like a titled player or a Grandmaster? Over the last few days we’ve been discussing about this seemingly tough stage of a chess game – the endgame. We saw the game between Carlsen and Karjakin in the World Championship 2016, where Carlsen missed a golden opportunity to win the game. This was one of the most epic games in the history of World Chess Championship, where Magnus tried to give his best on the subject which he knows the best, the endgame. He was firing at Karjakin for almost 7 hours, but the latter proved that he is one of the best defenders in the world as the game ended in a draw.
Magnus Carlsen vs Sergey Karjakin WC 2016
The position arrived in the endgame. Karjakin just took the pawn on f5 with 70.Kxf5. Imagine you are playing White – what would you do here? Carlsen played the move 71.Na5 and missed a golden opportunity to win the game. Can you see what move wins the game for White?
After calculating all possible variations, you can watch the instructive video analysis by our guest coach CM Tryfon Gavriel below:
We also discussed about the most common problems many chess players face in an endgame. So what do you think about the question: Is it possible to play endings like a titled player? If I should give you a direct answer, then YES! Endgame is just another stage of the game and compared to the opening and middlegame, there will be fewer pieces on the board so the ‘complexity’ is comparatively less.
As I said earlier, there are thousands of books and online materials about endgame. However, if they are teaching the endgame the RIGHT way, why still most chess players struggle to play the endgame properly? It’s because those materials often contain detailed and boring explanations which do not usually occur during practical chess games. And being honest, it’s difficult to remember all those when playing an endgame with less time on the clock.
Additionally, most of our students (YOU) asked for another course on endgame addressing the above-mentioned issues in our last survey. Thus, our new course “Practical Endgames” was born. The author of the course is our guest coach IM Asaf Givon, however, I always keep an eye on the work of our guest coaches and evaluate them before providing them to you. Below is the e-cover of the course:
About the course
In this course, IM Asaf Givon will share his knowledge with 8 lessons, in which he will explain how you should think in order to find the good moves in an endgame. After the study of this course you will improve your endgame technique a lot!
And I have additional good news for you – we got upgraded! The course is enhanced and an interactive practical part has been added.
Test your skills
Apart from the video lessons, we introduced a novelty in this course. For the first time, in this course the author tests your skills right after the theoretical videos in a separate category “Test your skills”.
So, you will have the opportunity to test your understanding with a very experienced author, and evaluate your learning.
Easy navigation to PGN games
You can easily find the games (used in the video lessons) in PGN format right next to the videos. I bet you love this new feature. Why don’t you say it in the comments below?
The course will be released on Thursday, 26 October. And we will provide you with a really massive 35% discount on the course, to celebrate its launch, which will be valid till Sunday, 29 October. Therefore, stay tuned for this amazing course!