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In general, the player with a material advantage tries to exchange pieces and reach the endgame. In the endgame, the player with a material advantage should usually try to exchange pieces but avoid the exchange of pawns. There are some exceptions to this: (1) endings in which both sides have two rooks plus pawns the player with more pawns has better winning chances if a pair of rooks are not exchanged, and (2) bishops on opposite color with other pieces the stronger side should avoid exchanging the other pieces.

In the endgame, it is better for the player with more pawns to avoid too many pawn exchanges, because they should be won for nothing. Also, endings with pawns on both sides of the board are much easier to win. A king and pawn endgame with an outside passed pawn should be a far easier win than a middlegame a rook ahead.

Practical Endgame Play - Beyond The Basics - Glenn Flear

Practical Endgame Play - Beyond The Basics - Glenn Flear

Most chess books that cover the endgame, discuss a few basic positions like the Philidor position and the Saveedra. Others go on endlessly about all the different positions that can occur in a pawn- or a rookending. In Practical Endgame Play, International Grandmaster Glenn Flear has decided to take a whole different approach.

Flear has studied a statistical database, containing...


$21.75Everyman Chess, 2007/095 Stars


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