Weekly Endgame Column #1

From this day on, I will post a weekly endgame column on my blog. The positions are from new and old games, and endgame studies are included as well.

This week: The knights inability to lose a tempo, and how to compensate for that.

V. Bron 1948: White to move and win.

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Educational and Fun Chess Quiz

White to move: M. Liburkin 1935

Update: A lower rating level of 1500+ has been added to the quiz description!

Solution to the diagram can be found at the end of the blog post.

I have created an entertaining and educational chess quiz with 5 different types of exercises, lasting approximately 2½ hours in a team competition setting. Ideal for a fun evening at the chess club!

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10 Exercise Questions to The Scotch Endgame

I have added further exercises to my blog – 10 questions to The Scotch Endgame can be found on this page.

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Videos With Useful Chessbase Features

I have created 3 videos below with features in Chessbase that I believe is important to optimize your work on chess. The short videos will focus on minor issues, but still crucial to your daily work on chess. As a Chessbase supporter for Danish chess players, I get a lot of these minor questions, and I thought: why not shoot a few videos to help people out there.

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4 Positions from Kamsky’s Games

17/2: updated with solutions!

The following 4 game fragments are all taken from Gata Kamsky’s games played in Moscow Open 2017. Kamsky participated for the first time and ended up with 7/9 points and 5th place. You can read the full Chessbase report on the event here.

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A Fascinating Endgame Study

Many chess players think that the endgame with 2 knights versus pawn(s) is a waste of time. But I like endgames in general, and the challenge of this endgame as perhaps the most difficult there is, was enough to make me dig into the books.

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