3 Chess Endgame Principles You Need To Know!

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The endgame in chess is when most of the pieces (Queens, Rooks, Knights, Bishops) have been traded off. At this point in a chess game there is usually only pawns, the kings, and maybe a few pieces on each side. There are three principles which are vital to understand if you want to be able to win the game at the endgame. The first is that you must activate your king. The second is that pawns are much more valuable than at the start of the game. And the third is that passed pawns are the most important of all. If you can turn a passed pawn into a queen, it will most surely mean victory at such a late stage in a chess game. In this video I cover all of the chess endgame principles so you can improve and win more games.


  1. At 2:55 it's also worth mentioning you can lose your passed pawn if you play carelessly. c5 would allow bxc5 and your advantage is lost. It seems obvious but maybe something a beginner may not think about.

  2. 5:32 White wins with b6!6:16 b6, threatening to capture both ways and so forcing a capture which doubles up the b pawns for black. Now you push the remaining pawn that is still blocked even after the capture as this forces the b7 pawn to capture to prevent promotiob while completely opening up the final pawn to be passed and now it pushes to become a queen …

  3. That's why I look for trades where I will end up a pawn ahead. Do this a couple of times a game and the end game is already ninety per cent won.

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