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The endgame is the part of the game when there are only a few pieces left on the board. Usually play revolves around one or both players trying to promote a pawn. Alternatives are the opening and middlegame tags.

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Is there a list of standard endgame chess positions which a player can benefit from learning? By this I mean that any player should know how to play KQ vs K, KR vs B, KP vs K (win if it winnable and …
asked Aug 2 '14 by Salvador Dali
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Wikipedia has a long article on this topic. Unlike some other theoretically drawn endgames, such as a rook and bishop versus rook, the defender has an easy task in all endings with two knight …
answered Apr 16 '14 by Salvador Dali
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I have recently found the following place, where I can find the outcome for any 6-piece endgame with Nalimov endtables. I was surprised to see this, because I have recently read that set of tables …
asked Aug 30 '14 by Salvador Dali
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I am looking for a link to download all 5 pieces gaviota endgame tables (which can give me DTM values). A few links from google search (like this) lead me to the site which does not exist. …
asked Feb 20 '18 by Salvador Dali
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I am trying to understand where the pieces should be located for the second Troitzky line (checkmate 2 knights vs a pawn in 50 moves limit) and fail to get it. So from wikipedia: Black's pawn is b …
asked Aug 18 '14 by Salvador Dali
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This is a programming question related to chess syzygy endgame tables. I believe that it is better suited on chess stack exchange than on SO because it is too specific to chess and asks for a … recommendation. Also I noticed that there are enough people with a lot of programming knowledge here. I have a syzygy WDL endgame table (just for example I uploaded the file KPPPPvK.rtbw) and for my own …
asked Sep 17 '17 by Salvador Dali
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I know the basics of opposition, but I am struggling to evaluate positions for drawishness in King + Pawn VS King endgame. A lot of times it is useful to know whether you should make an exchange. For … thinking for 5 minutes and in the end I can be wrong (so to me it looks like I am simply guessing). So is there an easy way to determine win/draw in King + Pawn vs King endgame (I am not asking how to secure a draw/win. I hope that I will be able to find it, knowing the evaluation in advance). …
asked Aug 11 '14 by Salvador Dali
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This is a programming question related to chess endgame tables. As far as I know syzygy tables allow me to get WDL and DTZ information for a given position. Is it possible to somehow (without access …
asked Feb 20 '18 by Salvador Dali