Chess/Basic endgames

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Endgames are most fundamental in the study of chess. For they provide goals which a player may endeavour to achieve in mid-games and openings.


Pawn endgames[edit]

Rook endgames[edit]

Philidor's position[edit]

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8
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a8 white rook
e3 black pawn
f3 black king
h2 black rook
e1 white king
8
77
66
55
44
33
22
11
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(4) if black king tries to find shelter (White to move)

In the diagram on the right-hand side, white draws by using his rook to hold the enemy king on the fourth rank. If black pushes his pawn, his own king is exposed to perpetual checks.

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