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An Endgame Expert: Endgame Chess Course
by Igor Smirnov

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An Endgame Expert: Endgame Chess Course by Igor Smirnov

Play an endgame stage like Capablanca, Smyslov, or Karpov and develop a really deep understanding for the game.

Do you want chess books to publish your games as examples of outstanding endgame play with a crystal clear style of playing? (somewhere between Capablanca and Karpov will be cool) With the course An Endgame Expert this will definitely become your reality!

How to win in modern chess?

Today everyone has access to huge chess databases. Everyone can learn plenty of opening lines and numerous 'typical' middlegame positions. Any chess player can prepare something against you using powerful computer programs. So the problem is - how can you win? In a chess game you should attack an opponent's weakest square. Likewise in a preparation you should "attack" an opponent's weakest side.

Hit in the WEAKEST point!

The majority of modern chess players do NOT have a real (deep) strategic understanding. They can attack and use tactics. However, even titled players are often weak in strategic positions. Computer engines can show you the move, but they cannot EXPLAIN it. That's why players know how to play, but don't UNDERSTAND it! So, how do we use our opponents' low level of chess understanding to our advantage? You should go into an endgame!

An Endgame Is A Clear Strategy!

In the opening and middlegame stage concrete (sudden) tactical variations often determine the situation. In an endgame you should use only your strategic understanding. That is why a majority of players do NOT know what to do in an endgame at all. Even modern Grandmasters have tremendous problems here.

Endgame books do NOT help.

Endgame books mainly analyze theoretical positions. However, in 95% of situations, you will reach a practical endgameposition with many pieces still on the board. An endgame theory can NOT help here (whereas a strategic understanding will!). That is why learning thousands of theoretical positions will NOT help. I say: "Leave this titanic and pointless work to your opponents!"

An Endgame Improvement Amplifies Your Positional Play Automatically

This all has to do with a strategic understanding. Remember the famous endgame masters: Capablanca, Flohr, Smyslov, Karpov, Kramnik... They all have a crystal-clear caliber of playing. They all almost never make mistakes. They all almost never lose games in the opening. Their deep strategic understanding prevents them from making mistakes! They attained this understanding while perfecting the endgame skills. That is why Capablanca recommended to start learning chess from the endgame phase! Endgame expertise bears positive influence on all other parts of your game as well.

The chess course An Endgame Expert is the all-in-one system of playing in an endgame.

  • It gives you ALL you need to know about any endgame.
  • It shows you how endgame Masters think and how they come to the right moves.
  • It gives you a step-by-step algorithm of thinking, which allows you to find the best move in any endgame position.
  • Thus, you will be able to imitate an endgame Expert's thinking process and achieve the same great results!
  • My experience shows that serious students obtain 200-300 rating points after learning from my chess courses.
Video Lessons:

Lesson-1: "Introduction". This lesson will give you the essential information about an endgame. After studying this lesson you will know:

  • How to get a huge advantage over most chess players.
  • How can strong players win equal endgames?
  • Practical recommendations for a successful endgame play.
  • How to optimize your endgame study?
  • One common delusion about an endgame.
  • How to find the right moves quickly and easily in an endgame?
Lesson-2: "An Endgame Planning".

Lesson-3: "The 2nd Endgame Plan". These lessons contain important information about endgame planning. You will get a profound understanding particular to the well-known endgame Masters. More specifically, you will learn:

  • The 2 main steps of planning.
  • What are the correct plans in an endgame and why?
  • What is the key factor in an endgame?
  • The 2 main endgame plans.
  • What and how you should attack in an endgame.
  • One hidden secret of endgame Masters.
  • What should you do when there is nothing to attack?
  • How to maximize your winning chances in an endgame?
  • How to easily make your endgame attack victorious?
  • How you should realize plans in an endgame.
  • Ready-made recommendations of what you should do in different types of endgames.
  • How to avoid mistakes in an endgame?
Lesson-4: "How to Use Your Pieces in an Endgame?" In the 4th lesson I will show you HOW EXACTLY you should realize the main endgame plans. An endgame shows all the strategic motifs clearly. We will analyze all the pieces and how you should use them most effectively. This will raise your general understanding of a chess game. I'll give you the most powerful ready-made endgame plans and ideas. Thus you will get great results simply (because you will know everything in advance!).

Lesson-5: "The Material Factor". Here we will discuss material in endgames. After study of this lesson you will understand:

  • How to create a powerful attack with only a few pieces?
  • What material is the most important in an endgame.
  • 2 main ideas about material in an endgame.
  • The guideline idea, which will help you to play easily any positions with unequal/unbalanced material.
  • How to co-ordinate your pieces in harmony?
  • 3 main rules about an exchange in an endgame.
  • The most powerful defensive plan in an endgame!
Lesson-6:"An Endgame Master's Style". All the endgame Masters have a crystal-clear, beautiful style of playing. This lesson will teach YOU the same! You will learn:
  • Why do you need to play in another style in an endgame?
  • What is the best style of playing in an endgame?
  • The greatest rule about an endgame.
  • How can you develop your positional understanding?
  • What is the main way to win in an endgame?
  • How to ensure your win in an endgame.
  • Endgame Experts' practical secrets.
  • How to realize your advantage in an endgame?
  • When to transform a game into an endgame? And how to use this weapon to WIN a game?
  • Which ideas/plans become the most valuable in an endgame?
  • How to win a game without any risk?
  • The GREATEST practical secret of endgame Masters, which helped them to win masses of equal endgame positions.
  • And many other useful tips...
Lesson-7: "Mind Maps". In this lesson we will systematize everything. I will show you an integrated system of thinking in an endgame (all-in-one!). You will understand clearly ALL the important rules concerning an endgame. I will give you the special "Mind Maps" which visualize the correct way of thinking (they are available for printing!). Therefore, you will digest and integrate the information quickly. You will have no problems in the endgame anymore! Moreover, YOU will understand clearly how endgame Masters find the best moves.

Lesson-8: "Play Like an Endgame Expert". In this lesson I will show you how to apply the correct system of thinking in a practical game play. You will see in a real-time mode how a Grandmaster finds the correct moves in an endgame. No puzzling over-complicated rules! You will know what REALLY happens in a Grandmaster's head during endgame play. You will realize that everything is quite simple actually. You will see how YOU can do the same and how YOU can play like a true Endgame Expert.

The Practical Part

The course An Endgame Expert gives you an integrated system of thinking in an endgame. The practical part of the course helps you to train and to automate all the necessary skills. Therefore, you will not only be able to find the correct moves, but you will also do it quickly and automatically! This allows you to apply the course's ideas in your practical games right away.

The practical part of the course contains:

  • 186 Special Tasks and Games for your Training. You will train all the aspects of an endgame expert's style of playing. You will get into right thinking habits. Excellent endgame play will become part of your chess nature.
  • Detailed Instructions about What and How you should train. It will help you to train yourself properly and to achieve an optimal outcome from the program.
  • The Grandmaster's thinking process in a real-time mode. So that you will be able to imitate an endgame Master's thinking process and achieve similar practical results!

Video lessons are accessible as MP4 files and ebooks as PDFs. Thus the contents of this course can be viewed and read on any device that supports these formats: PC, Mac, tablets and phones.