Bill Robertie

This essential guide to finishing off an opponent shows you the checkmating principles and combinations needed to win games. From the four basic checkmates using the king, to all the basic queen and rook games, you’ll learn the essentials of translating small edges into decisive endgame victories. You’ll learn the basic principles of preparing for a winning endgame before it is even reached: how to utilize the king as a weapon, how to create passed pawns, how to clear the way for advancing pawns, how to defend against opponent pawn majorities, how to trap and restrict the movement of the opponent’s king, and the combinations of pieces that are unable to force a checkmate against a lone king.