General Chess Endgame Principles 🎓 US Women’s Champion IM Nazi Paikidze (Endgame Renaissance)

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Most club players spend far too little time studying endgames. They are not familiar with essential theoretical endgames, nor do they focus on developing good endgame understanding and technique. However, decent endgame skills are vital for any aspiring chess player. They can enable you to easily win apparently equal positions with only little imbalances or save half a point from clearly worse positions.

US Women’s Chess Champion IM Nazi Paikidze is here with a brand new course that teaches the key endgame principles, how to master imbalances, how to transition to a favorable endgame and much more. IM Paikidze teaches you valuable endgame ideas and principles that will serve you well for years to come.

First of all, it’s a key skill to evaluate endgames correctly. After any exchange of pieces in the endgame, you need to reevaluate the position. Stay objective in assessing the position. If you constantly overestimate your position, for example, things will likely end terribly.

Endgames are fundamentally different from middlegames and openings. Therefore, you need some special criteria with which to evaluate endgame positions.

The concept of piece activity is extremely important in any endgame. Try to aim for an active setup of your pieces and avoid passive positions. Even at the cost of a little bit of material, this can greatly improve your position and help you to win games that may not have seemed winnable at first.

Material is often not as relevant as the initiative in endgames. It’s key to understand: while comparing your pieces with your opponent’s pieces, you must not only evaluate which piece is better placed at the moment, but also which piece has more potential.

You also need to assess the position of the kings. Centralization of the king is one of the main principles of endgame play. Generally speaking, the changing role of the king is one of the most important characteristics that separates endgames from middlegames and openings.

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  1. I’m not lamenting American champions having foreign-sounding names (my grandparents were Irish immigrants), but at the same time, I miss the days when the best chess player in the world was an all-American talking Brooklyn kid. When’s the last time we had that? Even if Fabi wins in November(which I hope), he’s half Italian. Maybe I’m feeling xenophobic today.

  2. Great video, does Nazi Paikidze have more videos? She has some excellent analysis

  3. I’m a 1950 blitz player. I can play with 2100-2200 players and achieve an equal or even slightly better position. …… until the end game comes and I get demolished.

  4. Eloquently delivered with chesstician's subtlety and finesse🎼🎻♟🍹

  5. Σκάκι || Άγγελος Καίσαρης says:

    Thanks for the content 😀

  6. Your so beautiful and chess brilliant! Thanks for this vedio I have learned a lot

  7. Nic (J Bruce Feynman Niccolo P. Bentulan) says:

    the links aren't working?

  8. "Rook endgame with some minor pieces" Hmmm… :/

  9. After watching this video, I can easily say that I finally found some deep master level knowledge stuff on YouTube. This is not just endgame learning this is deeper understanding of the game. Thanks for sharing.

  10. How scary that her voice sounds so much like Susan Polgar´s,,,

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