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Rook endgame is one of the complex phases of a chess game, even for the most experienced players. They are tricky, especially when it is easy to get on time trouble pressure at this stage of the game.

This course will help students play better in the Rook endgame. It is very important to prepare for the Rook Endgames as they are one of the most popular endings that you will reach in your games. In this course IM Matt Kolosowski explains how to exploit and deal with weaknesses in order to improve your play.

 

About the author

IM Mateusz Kolosowski

Mateusz Kołosowski is an International Master from Poland. He is a multiple Polish youth championship medalist.

In 2010 he took 5th place in European U-18 Championship. During the course of his chess career, Mateusz won many international tournaments.

Apart from being a player he is also a chess coach who has experience in working with students from more than 20 countries.

So far he helped a few of them in obtaining their own international titles. Mateusz has also performed live commentary of Polish and European Rapid and Blitz Championships.

Course Curriculum

Video Lessons
Lesson 1 – How to Define Weaknesses in Rook Endgames Part 1 00:06:15
Lesson 2 – How to Define Weaknesses in Rook Endgames Part 2 00:10:00
Lesson 3 Can a King Be a Weakness in Rook Endgames? 00:25:00
Lesson 4 – Doubled Pawns 00:19:00
Lesson 5 – Isolated Pawns 00:18:00
Lesson 6 – Backward Pawns 00:23:00
Lesson 7 – Creating a Weakness 00:17:00
Lesson 8 – Exploiting Weaknesses (1) – Multiple Weaknesses 00:18:00
Lesson 9 – Exploiting Weaknesses (2) – Zugzwang 00:16:00
Lesson 10 – Dealing with Weaknesses – Active Play 00:20:00
Practical Part
Practical Part Instructions and Download 00:00:00
Task 1 – Question 00:03:30
Task 1 – Answer 00:00:00
Task 2 – Question 00:03:30
Task 2 – Answer 00:00:00
Task 3 – Question 00:03:30
Task 3 – Answer 00:00:00
Task 4 – Question 00:08:18
Task 4 – Answer 00:00:00
Task 5 – Question 00:02:06
Task 5 – Answer 00:00:00
Task 6 – Question 00:03:00
Task 6 – Answer 00:00:00
Task 7 – Question 00:03:00
Task 7 – Answer 00:00:00
Task 8 – Question 00:04:30
Task 8 – Answer 00:00:00

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