Killer Endgames with GM Nick Pert

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  • Format: DVD / download (mp4 files).
  • Running Time: DVD 1 - 4 hours 30 minutes, DVD 2 - 4 hours 30 minutes.
  • System Requirements: This DVD will run on all platforms - PC, MAC, games consoles and set top boxes. 525 NTSC.
  • File Size: DVD 1 - 5.8 GB, DVD 2 - 4.6 GB.

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Nick Pert makes the material very accessible indeed. Jonathan Bryant, Streatham and Brixton Chess Blog

Description

  • Killer Endings – Part 1: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Killer Endings – Part 2: Intermediate to Advanced

Chess players have a tendency to focus mainly on improving their opening play but one must not forget that many games are actually decided in the endgame. Ginger GM has released two new endgame DVDs that will enhance a player’s performance in this particular area of the game.

Using his wealth of knowledge and expertise, Grandmaster Nick Pert presents a series of lessons, categorized according to rating, that are designed to familiarise players with basic endgame theory. Nick also demonstrates the importance of this theory by providing real-life examples where superior endgame technique has proved to be decisive. Furthermore, puzzles have been included at the end of each chapter to test what has been learnt.

English Grandmaster Nick Pert is considered to be a leading expert in endgame theory. Fortunately for us, the former World Under 18 Champion has decided to share his knowledge of endgame play. Follow Nick as he systematically explains the secrets behind his success in the endgame!

Contents

Killer Endgames: DVD 1

Under 1000

  • mating with king & queen v king;
  • mating with king & rook v king;
  • the square of the pawn;
  • rook v 2 pawns on the sixth.

1000-1400

  • king & pawn endings: opposition;
  • mating with king & two bishops v king;
  • elementary principles of rook & pawn v rook;
  • king & pawn endings: the Outside Passed Pawn.

1400-1800

  • queen v pawn on the 7th (rook’s pawn, knight’s pawn, bishop’s pawn and centre pawn);
  • king & rook v king & knight;
  • king & rook v king & bishop;
  • bishop & ‘wrong’ rook’s pawn;
  • rook & pawn v rook: Philidor’s Defence;
  • mating with king & queen v king & knight;
  • mating with king & queen v king & bishop;
  • fortress

Practical Examples and Puzzles

Killer Endgames: DVD 2

Part 1: Introduction

Part 2: 1800-2200

  • 2: 1st Introductory Game: Rook and Pawn vs Rook – Flank Checks
  • 3: 2nd Introductory Game: Bishop and Knight vs King Alekseev,E (2714) – Cheparinov,I (2678) 5th FIDE GP Jermuk ARM (6) 15.08.2009
  • 4: 3rd Introductory Game: Bishop and Knight vs King Pert,N (2551) – Gordon,S (2534) 97th ch-GBR Canterbury ENG (11) 06.08.2010
  • 5: 4th Introductory Game: Lucena drawing technique Pert,N (2488) – Dvoirys,S (2569) Essent Open Hoogeveen NED (7) 16.10.2003
  • 6: 5th Introductory Game: Rook and Knight vs Rook Pert,N (2160) – Berg,E Wch U14 St Lorenzo (1) 1995
  • 7: 6th Introductory Game: Queen vs Rook Svidler (2734) – Howell (2616) Part 2 Amsterdam, 2010
  • 8: 1st Puzzle
  • 9: 2nd Puzzle
  • 10: 3rd Puzzle: The famous Richard Reti Endgame Study
  • 11: 4th Puzzle: Similar to the Reti Study
  • 12: 5th Puzzle: Kozlowski

Part 3: 2200-2400

  • 13: 1st Introductory Game: Queen vs Rook Svidler (2734) – Howell (2616) Part 1 Amsterdam (10.5) 2010
  • 14: 2nd Introductory Game: Rook and four pawns on the kingside vs Rook and three Jakovenko,D (2711) – Mamedyarov,S (2752) TCh-RUS Dagomys RUS (9) 11.04.2008
  • 15: 3rd Introductory Game: Passed pawn in the rook ending Pert,N (2475) – Vallin,G (2359) EU-ch U20 Patras (9) 25.07.2001
  • 16: 4th Introductory Game: Passed pawn in the rook ending Pert,N (2503) – Sarakauskas,G (2414) ch-EU Liverpool ENG (2) 07.09.2006
  • 17: 5th Introductory Game: Passed pawn in the rook ending Aronian,L (2750) – Morozevich,A (2758) WCh Mexico City MEX (8) 21.09.2007
  • 18: 6th Introductory Game: Rook and three on the kingside vs Rook and two Ponomariov,R (2739) – Ivanchuk,V (2739) World Blitz Moscow RUS (35), 18.11.2009
  • 19: 7th Introductory Game: All rook endings are drawn… Pert,N (2500) – Webb,L (2336) BCF-chT 0506 (4NCL) Birmingham (2.3) 23.10.2005
  • 20: 1st Puzzle: King and Pawn D. Joseph 1921
  • 21: 2nd Puzzle: Rook vs Pawn Study Barbier and Saavedra 1895
  • 22: 3rd Puzzle: Wells,P (2486) – Pert,N (2484) Yeovil Congress (3) 06.2003
  • 23: 4th Puzzle: Pert,N (2541) – Savage,B (2296) 4NCL 2009, 10 Sunningdale ENG (1) 24.10.2009

Part 4: 2400-2600

  • 24: 1st Introductory Game: Rook and Bishop vs Rook Pert,N (2541) – Povah,N (2336) 4NCL 2009, 10 Sunningdale ENG (9) 01.05.2010
  • 25: 2nd Introductory Game: Rook and Bishop vs Rook Hawkins,J (2232) – Gormally,D (2506) British Championship (11.5) 08.08.2008
  • 26: 3rd Introductory Game: Rook and Bishop vs Rook Efimenko,Z (2594) – Pert,N (2501) Intl Hastings ENG (2) 30.12.2004
  • 27: 4th Introductory Game: Queen and Pawn vs Queen Gelfand,B (2729) – Jobava,B (2651) Sparkassen Dortmund GER (5) 04.08.2006
  • 28: 1st Puzzle: Monte Carlo MNC, P Heuacker 1930
  • 29: 2nd Puzzle: L. van Vliet 1888
  • 30: 3rd Puzzle: S Kaminer 1927
  • 31: 4th Puzzle

Part 5: World Championship!

  • 32: 1st Introductory Game: Rook, f and h pawn vs Rook Kramnik,V (2799) – Aronian,L (2739) Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (6) 18.01.2008
  • 33: 2nd Introductory Game: Two Knights vs Pawn Topalov,V (2702) – Karpov,A (2696) Amber-rapid 9th Monte Carlo (8) 24.03.2000
  • 34: 3rd Introductory Game: Rook and Pawn vs Rook Morozevich,A (2741) – Gelfand,B (2696) Amber Rapid Monte Carlo MNC (5) 24.03.2005
  • 35: 1st Puzzle: G N Zakhodiakin 1930
  • 36: 2nd Puzzle: A Kuznetsov 1964
  • 37: 3rd Puzzle: John Selman 1940
  • 38: 4th Puzzle
  • 39: Conclusion