Advanced Endgames

Advanced Endgames

Start winning in the endgame! 

If you have ever felt lost or without a plan in an endgame, you are not alone. Almost every chess player struggles with the endgame until they learn the important endgame principles in this course! By understanding these advanced endgame ideas you will start winning your endgames!

Here is what you will learn:

  • How to feel comfortable with less material on the board
  • King opposition and how to win king and pawn endgames
  • Common rook and pawn endgame swindles
  • How to play opposite-colored bishop endgames
  • Zugzwang!

Endgame Principles

Master endgame principles and gain the upper hand once most pieces are gone. An important principle is to stay calm to avoid counterplay. There's no extra prize for winning quickly.
11 min
5 Challenges

Common Rook Endgames

A rook endgame is one of the most common ways a game can end. It's important to keep the rook as active as possible and have it work well together with your king.
10 min
5 Challenges

King Opposition

A key endgame technique is the opposition. This is when the two kings oppose each other one square between them. Watch the video to learn more.
8 min
5 Challenges


In chess you can't skip your turn, which means sometimes you can reach a position where someone must make a disadvantageous move. This situation is called zugzwang.
5 min
5 Challenges

Opposite Colored Bishops in the Endgame

In the middlegame opposite colored bishops give each side an extra attacker. In endgames, opposite colored bishops greatly increase drawing opportunities.
4 min
5 Challenges

Advanced Endgames

Taking Control
5 Lessons
38 Minutes
25 Challenges
Released December 27, 2018