Questions tagged [endgame]
Questions relating to the final stages of a game of chess, when only few pieces are left on the board.
8 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers
Practical play in KRPvKQ central pseudo-fortresses?
A rook and a pawn sometimes draw against a queen, if a proper fortress can be set up. These are possible to learn to defend, and it's also possible to learn how to attack these with a queen when the ...
Analysis of positions with only one king on the board?
Endgame positions with just one king on the board may be very rich. Has any analysis of simple positions done? Maybe even tablebases for small numbers of pieces? There are some existing problems with ...
Is there any sequence of premoves that guarantees checkmate in the King + Queen vs King endgame?
King + Queen vs. King is perhaps the most basic winning endgame and known to be mate in at most ten moves. However, I am wondering if there is any sequence of premoves that guarantees checkmate? For ...
KBN vs K tablebase for 10x10 board
Where can I get the tablebase for king + bishop + knight versus king mate on 10x10 board?
Endgame move frequency data?
If you want to know what moves humans play in a certain positions, any database with enough games in it can give you the answer. This obviously only works for opening positions, as the chance of any ...
Better-known term for "cyclic" zugzwang?
What's the term for a zugzwang position P where White is winning, with or without the move White's best way to win from P is to execute a tempo-losing manoeuvre which leads back to P with Black to ...
Mating with B+N+handicap
Elsewhere there was a discussion on "pass chess" (instead of making a move you can pass...if you don't happen to stand in check!). There are three sensible rule variants of pass chess: on/...
Long tablebase wins in tournament praxis
I very much assume that KBB/KN endgames already occurred often enough in OTB play, and I also bet the B side always played on for a win (regardless whether this was after the computer proved it was a ...