Power Strategy 3: From Middlegame to the Endgame
by Grandmaster Mihail Marin
Usually regarded as a separate phase of the game, the endgame bears a tight connection with the middlegame (and in some extreme cases, with the opening). The process of simplifying to an endgame implies a series of subtleties and principles, highlighted on this video course. Ignoring them, could result into losing the middlegame advantage or getting the worst of it. How, when and which piece to exchange are the main questions requiring an accurate answer.
The endgame main principles are widely known and not too complicated. Mentioning the necessity of the king‘s centralization and the creation of passed pawns covers a big part of the abstract theory. The examples examined here show that the main problem can be discerning the highest priorities at a certain moment.
The selected examples are presented in an interactive format. At key moments, it‘s your turn and you have to decide which move to make. You get feedback in video format and can thus directly apply what you have learned.
• Video running time: 5 hours 30 Minutes
• Extra: Training with ChessBase apps - Play key pawn structures against Fritz on various levels Including download & stream for iPad, tablet etc:can be unlocked with imprinted key
About the Author
Mihail Marin, born in 1965, has several times been Romanian champion and first made the leap over the Elo barrier of 2600 in 2001. Marin possesses a rare gift for a grandmaster - he is able to explain in readily comprehensible terms the ideas behind moves, variations and positions. This ability is there for all to admire in his contributions to ChessBase Magazine. Marin has written some books which have earned the highest of praise, among which are “Secrets of Chess Defence” and “Learn from the legends”.
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