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Category Archives: End Game
By Jonathan Whitcomb, a chess tutor in Utah UCER Ratings in Utah Certain chess clubs in the Salt Lake Valley have their games rated using the UCER system (Utah Chess Estimated Rating), which is similar to the national rating program used … Continue reading
By the author of the book Beat That Kid in Chess: Jonathan Whitcomb I’m a chess tutor in living in Murray, Utah, and am active in the chess club of the Harman Senior Recreation Center in West Valley City. Recently I played an endgame there against … Continue reading
Introduction I’ve enjoyed watching Youtube videos by Derek Grimmell, instructional productions on various aspects of the queen-versus-rook end games of chess. I don’t recall even one of them that would not be of great value to an average (or above … Continue reading
How should a chess instructor teach basic tactics to advanced beginners or lower-ranked tournament players? Consider using the endgame of king-plus-queen versus king-plus-rook. What marvelous tactics can be taught in this kind of endgame! Few chess books have anything about the … Continue reading
Let’s look at the standard winning method against the Third Rank Defense in the queen versus rook end game. This is a challenging defense to break down. Diagram-1 of this variation of the queen-versus-rook Notice the key elements: Defending king … Continue reading
This is the Euwe position of the queen-versus-rook end game, named for Max Euwe, who was briefly the World Champion of chess in the early 1930’s. It is the defender’s move below, so what can black do? Diagram-1 Moving Rc8 soon … Continue reading
When you have the queen, in an ending with nothing but a queen and an opposing rook, watch out for the defender’s drawing opportunities. . Queen versus Rook end game, with white to move In the above position, white may … Continue reading
What is the Philidor position? It depends on what kind of endgame you’re talking about. With queen versus rook, it looks something like this: Here are the key elements to remember: Attacking king is two diagonal squares from corner Rook is … Continue reading
The Russian chess master Nikolay Grigoriev (1895-1938) won clear first place in the following Moscow City Championships: 1921-1922 1922-1923 1923 1924 1929 He drew five of the seven games of the match he played against Alexander Alekhine in 1921 (A. … Continue reading
With white to move, is it possible to win? This endgame study is especially important for beginners, but it may be too easy for many experienced tournament players. Notice that for the white king to move towards the kingside is … Continue reading
Few endgame problems are as difficult as the B+N vs lone-king. If the defender knows to retreat the king into the corner of opposite color of the bishop, no checkmate can be forced there. The attacker must force the defending … Continue reading