Posts Tagged ‘pawn’

Pawn Ending

White to move. How would you continue?

How I Took a Poisoned Pawn and Was Punished For It.

Tonight I will play the last round of the tournament, which I participate this spring. Until now I have 6,5 point of 12 rounds. Nothing special if one takes into consideration I was supposed to be one of favorites of the tournament. The average ELO was 1715 and my ELO is 1743. It was 2nd-3rd […]

How to use improve your calculation skill by training pawn endings – part II

A week ago I posted an article about an importance of pawn endings in improvement of calculation skill of a chess player. And today I have something like continuation of the “serie” with new example. Would you find the right way to win the games as white? White to move.

How to use improve your calculation skill by training pawn endings

Pawn endings are very useful when it comes on the calculation of variants. As there are only pawns and kings on the board, one can easily “see” the long sentences of moves and possible continuations. This is why pawn endings are ussually recommended by chess trainers to train to improve one’s calculation skill. Here is […]

Ruy Lopez with 6.Qe2 and Marshall-like antidote

Sometimes we meet rare variants on boards. Like in the case of Ruy Lopez 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 and now 6.Qe2 instead of usual Re1. What is the idea behind the white’s move and should black afraid of it? Or does black even have any weapon? The move 6.Qe2 […]

Chess endings – diagram #1 – how to realize the advantage?

I would like to show you some interesting positions which I liked. The positions will be based on some tactics, positional and strategic threats or on a good knowledge of endings/typical positions, which should be known to players of our strength. Here is the first one and I hope you will enjoy it. White is […]

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