Teaching chess ending

Technical questions regarding Openings, Middlegames, Endings etc.
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soheil_hooshdaran
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Teaching chess ending

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:16 pm

Hello.
Since when is it necessary to teach chess ending to students?

Roger de Coverly
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Re: Teaching chess ending

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:29 pm

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:16 pm
Since when is it necessary to teach chess ending to students?
When they reach positions with extra material that they don't know how to win. Or defend to a drawn position and then lose it.

soheil_hooshdaran
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Re: Teaching chess ending

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:29 pm

So whenever the student wants?

Kevin Thurlow
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Re: Teaching chess ending

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:59 pm

1) teach how the pieces move and value of pieces
2) teach forks, pins, skewers etc
3) teach basic mates
4) teach endings...

Francis Fields
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Re: Teaching chess ending

Post by Francis Fields » Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:27 pm

I once taught a junior 6 endgames in 30 minutes. 3 Kind and pawn(s) v King, two Rook and pawn v rook and a Bishop v Knight, where the Knight dominated. A small number of thoughts and ideas about the endgame is always useful to the improving chess player.

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Re: Teaching chess ending

Post by Simon Rogers » Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:10 am

I agree with Kevin. Teach basic checkmates first. Also make sure they know en passant rule. I remember learning the basics at Primary school. No one explained en passant until I was at Secondary school in a match. My opponent played en passant and I accused him of cheating. The teacher from the other school then explained it to me. You'll be surprised how many times this can occur in endgames and how it can crucial for the result.
Don't forget also under promotion. I remember watching a game and if this pawn promoted to a queen it was stalemate, however it was under promoted to a knight and it was checkmate instead.

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