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Pawn Breaks In The Endgame

Pawn breaks are powerful. They are so cool that I named this website after them. But what are pawn breaks and why are they so useful, especially in the Endgame...

Winning With The Remote Passed Pawn

A remote passed pawn is one of the strongest assets you can get in a King and pawn endgame. Even if the situation elsewhere is balanced, this pawn is usually...

Winning Endgames With Doubled Passed Pawns

Experience (and some previous articles) shows that winning a game with a couple of connected passed pawns (or separated ones !) is often a straightforward task. More challenging is the...

Winning Endgames With Separated Passed Pawns

After looking at the previous article learning that connected passed pawns always defend each other, one may wonder what happens if the passed pawns are separated by one or more...

The Mighty Connected Passed Pawns

Connected passed pawns are just a kind of King and pawn endgames. And, as you know, King and pawn endings are hard ! That is what we will discover together...

Opposition in King and pawn endgames

After Key Squares in pawn endgames, the next fundamental concept in King and pawn endgames is opposition. This is necessary to become a great endgame player. What is the opposition...

Test your knowledge in Rook and pawn endgames

Do you see yourself as the master of Rook and pawn endgames ? It is time to assess your true strength ! Because, as you know, Rook endgames are hard,...

Rook endgame: defending with the Rook on the eighth rank

How to defend Rook endgame ? This article is a follow up of my previous articles on the Lucena position and the Philidor position. Rook endgames offer rich possibilities for...

The Lucena position in Rook endgames

There are two crucial positions to know in Rook and pawn endgames: the Philidor position and the topic of this article, the Lucena position. Its name comes from the Spanish...

The Philidor position in Rook endgames

The Rook endgames are the most common of all Chess endgames and that alone is a reason to study them properly. As many other phases of the game, there are...