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 Post subject: Endings
PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2006 10:09 am 
Could anyone list say the top 10-15 endgames which are most common, In order from easiest to hardest.

Thanx in advance.


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1. Pawn endings.
2. Rook and pawn(s) versus rook and pawn(s)
3. Bishop of same colour.
4. Bishop vs Knight.
5. bishops of opposite colour.
6.Rook and bishop and pawn versus queen.
7. 2 bishops and knight versus queen.
8. Rook Vs Queen.
This is Only from my own games, not overall.


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 Post subject: Re: Endings
PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2006 3:15 pm 
Dags wrote:
Could anyone list say the top 10-15 endgames which are most common, In order from easiest to hardest.

Thanx in advance.


If you mean the standard 'how to checkmate with...' endings, then from easiest to hardest it probably goes (roughly)
K+2R v K, K+Q v K, K+R v K, K+2B v K, K+B+N v K.

In practice, most endgames that occur will have pawns in them. The commonest endgame is R+B(or N) v R+B(or N) followed by R v R (both sides also having pawns and, of course Kings!).


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 Post subject: endgames
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 6:52 am 
There are some good tips to know in the endgame.

First, if your opponent has a bishop, then try to place all your
pawns on the opposite colour, so they won't become targets!

Second, a lone king and a bishop cannot deliver checkmate.
This is the same as the knight.
But, if you have a knight and bishop, then you can deliver checkmate.
You can also deliver checkmate with two bishops.

Third, always try to activate your king! The king is a very powerful piece in the end game.


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 Post subject: Re: Endings
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 2:47 pm 
SonOfPearl wrote:
Dags wrote:
Could anyone list say the top 10-15 endgames which are most common, In order from easiest to hardest.

Thanx in advance.


If you mean the standard 'how to checkmate with...' endings, then from easiest to hardest it probably goes (roughly)
K+2R v K, K+Q v K, K+R v K, K+2B v K, K+B+N v K.

In practice, most endgames that occur will have pawns in them. The commonest endgame is R+B(or N) v R+B(or N) followed by R v R (both sides also having pawns and, of course Kings!).


The hardest one is K + 2N vs K + P

It's still possible


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