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  1. 07 Jan '09 20:34
    I practice tactics on CTS
    openings I use database
    but How Do I Practice Endgames? since it's the most important part
  2. 07 Jan '09 20:37
    eat lots of spinach
  3. Standard member Alzheimer
    A brain like a sieve
    07 Jan '09 20:43
    Originally posted by EmLasker
    I practice tactics on CTS
    openings I use database
    but How Do I Practice Endgames? since it's the most important part
    Just go over and over through the endgames of Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual

    It's worth looking through that book.
    Practice makes perfect.
  4. 07 Jan '09 20:52 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by EmLasker
    How Do I Practice Endgames?
    The Chess Endgame Server. Never heard of it?

    => "tinyurl hoax link to Rick Astley"
  5. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    07 Jan '09 20:55
    Um... join PCT (Personal chess training, admin is RHP user Petrovitch). Extremly helpful.

    Get Silman endgame manual, clear all chapters until 1800 rated section and yer endgames will rule !! I have that book, I am to lazy and don't have time and nerves for endgames now put that book is fun to read, and good to learn pretty quick !
  6. Standard member black beetle
    Black Beastie
    07 Jan '09 22:14
    Originally posted by EmLasker
    I practice tactics on CTS
    openings I use database
    but How Do I Practice Endgames? since it's the most important part
    Get Mark Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual
    spend at least three years studying hard
    and good luck
  7. 07 Jan '09 22:27
    -Learn all of the basic endgames - K&PvK, R&PvR

    -Play very aggressively so that you don't have to worry about endgames very often : )

    -If you do happen to reach an ending, look for tactics first. Endings are FULL of them!
  8. 07 Jan '09 23:14
    I read what the endgame book has to say about an example position (I have several), set up the position on Fritz and see if I can win or draw against Fritz. I started doing this when I realized I didn't always know how to win is someone played lines that weren't in the book.

    I'm starting to use tablebases more and more this same way (mostly for R+P endings). They have all the alternatives, so its easy to see what to do even if you don't follow the book. Of course, they are limited to 6 pieces or less.
  9. Standard member chessiswar
    Grandpatzer
    07 Jan '09 23:38
    There are Endgame Tactics books.
  10. 07 Jan '09 23:48 / 1 edit
    Here's an endgame I just played which was careless on my part and instructive on my opponents part. Game 5521615 Perhaps you can learn something from it.
  11. 07 Jan '09 23:56
    i'm SCRATCHING my scalp
  12. 08 Jan '09 00:48
    Originally posted by EmLasker
    i'm SCRATCHING my scalp
    Guess who's going to be swapping off to an endgame in their games against you? Ha! All your pawn belong to us.
  13. 08 Jan '09 06:24
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    Guess who's going to be swapping off to an endgame in their games against you? Ha! All your pawn belong to us.
    I'm planning to stall time when I'm playing against you. say I only last 30 moves, then I'd move once per 3 days, then the game would last 90 days, that's 3 month of time for me to improve!
  14. Standard member chessiswar
    Grandpatzer
    08 Jan '09 06:54
    In real tournaments I avoid endgames by waiting untill my opponent goes to the bathroom where I follow him and beat him to a pulp.

    Then return to our game where he times out.

    It's not cheating.
  15. 08 Jan '09 08:42 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by chessiswar
    In real tournaments I avoid endgames by waiting untill my opponent goes to the bathroom where I follow him and beat him to a pulp.

    Then return to our game where he times out.

    It's not cheating.
    hmmm....that gives me an idea