100 Chess Endgames You Must Know to Win! (by Jesus de la Villa)
Chess Endgames are the one thing you must absolutely study and know inside and out in order to win chess games. Even if you know the openings and stun your opponent with some crazy middle game tactics, you will never win points unless you convert the end game.
Here is one of the best books for endgame study: 100 Chess Endgames You Must Know to Win! (by Jesus de la Villa). This book is amazing and will help your chess game in an amazing fashion!
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1. Basic Endings:
Ending 1: The Rule of the Square
Ending 2: The pawn is on the 6th rank
Ending 4: The Rook’s Pawn. Defending King in Front of the Pawn
Ending 5: Imprisoning the Stronger Side’s King
Ending 6: Rook Vs Bishop. The Wrong Corner
Ending 7: Rook Vs Bishop. The Right Corner.
Ending 8: Rook Vs Knight. At the Edge of the Board.
Ending 9: Rook Vs Knight. In the Corner
2. Knight Vs Pawn
Ending 10: Knight Vs 7th-rank pawn
Ending 11: The knight’s pawn
Ending 12: The 6th-rank rook’s pawn
Ending 13: The 7th-rank rook’s pawn
Ending 14: King + Knight checkmate
Ending 15: The knight’s dumb square
3. Queen Vs Pawn
Ending 16: Queen Vs 7th-rank pawn
Ending 17: Queen Vs 7th-rank rook’s pawn
Ending 18: Queen Vs 7th-rank bishop’s pawn
Ending 19: A too-frequent trick
Ending 20: Queen Vs Queen
4. Rook Vs. Pawn
Ending 21: Kings do not push. Just counting
Ending 22: Defending king on the 3rd rank cut off along a rank
Ending 23: Strong king behind the pawn
Ending 24: Stronger side’s king on on side
Ending 25: The rook in front of the pawn
Ending 26: Special themes with a knight’s pawn
Ending 27: The rook’s pawn. Pushing from the rear
Ending 28: The rook’s pawn. Lateral push
Ending 29: The pawn wins against the rook
5. Rook Vs. 2 Pawns
Ending 30: Kings play no part
Ending 31: Both kings play a part
Ending 32: Only the defending king plays a part
6. Same-Coloured Bishops: Bishops + Pawn Vs Bishop
Ending 33: Driving off the defending bishop
Ending 34: In the rear of the pawn
Ending 35: The short diagonals
Ending 36: Frontal defence
7. Bishop Vs Knight: One pawn on the board
Ending 37: Central Pawn
Ending 38: The Rook’s Pawn
Ending 39: The pawn is on the 7th rank
Ending 40: Unstable position of the controlling knight
8. Opposite-Coloured Bishops: Bishop + 2 pawns Vs Bishop
Ending 41: Pawns on the 6th rank
Ending 42: Pawns on the 5th rank or behind
Ending 43: A very special pair of pawns. The cage.
Ending 44: Pawns separated by just one file
Ending 45: Controlling both pawns along the same diagonal
Ending 46: The winning procedure
Ending 47: Knight’s and central pawn
Ending 48: Central and rook’s pawns
Ending 49: Bishop’s and Knight’s pawns
Ending 50: The attacking bishops contols the promotion square of the knight’s pawn
Ending 51: Central and rook’s pawns
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