How pawn majority helps you win endgames easily?


I’m sure you have come across the term “pawn majority” during your chess career. Do you know what it means? It’s a strategic advantage, where you have one more pawn than your opponent on one side of the chessboard (either queenside – queenside pawn majority, or kingside – kingside pawn majority). Often, queenside pawn majority is more advantageous because it can help you win endgames.

Today, we’re going to see exactly that. But before that, I’d like to remind you of the special offer we’re providing you with on our new course “Practical Endgames” by IM Asaf Givon. You can get a huge 35% discount on the course – simply use the coupon “endgame35” and save about $21 USD. If you don’t know how to use a coupon, please see here. Hurry up, because it’s valid only till Sunday, 29 October!
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Coming back to pawn majority, do you know how powerful this strategic weapon is? Even though it’s only a small advantage (like being almost a pawn up), it most often guarantees you a win in the endgame. To help you better understand about pawn majority, IM Asaf Givon has prepared a very instructive video lesson.

It is about a game that he played against a club player (about 2100 ELO), where he knew very precisely what TYPE of endgame he wanted to achieve. Since he knew that, he played the opening and middlegame stages in a way that drove the game to reach the desired endgame.

Asaf achieved a kingside pawn majority very early in the opening and, after that, his practical endgame knowledge simply assured him the win. He did not make much effort, he did not calculate long variations; he simply played natural/easy moves and, eventually, his opponent lost without making any serious blunders – all this was possible because of the strong KNOWLEDGE that Asaf had about endgames. You can see this beautiful game below:
 

 
Did you like this lesson? If yes, then I’m sure you’ll definitely love the course “Practical Endgames”. Asaf begins the course by testing your abilities in evaluating an endgame. He will give you eight positions from different types of endgames, different levels of players and different eras of chess. Then, he reveals the process of understanding and evaluating the positions. 🙂

Don’t forget to use the coupon “endgame35” and save about $21 on the course – find more details and grab it now! By the way, if you have already bought the course, please let us know what you think about it – you can share your feedback about the course and its new features in the comments below!

P.S. Today (28 October) is my birthday – in an effort to celebrate it with you, I’m providing you with some amazing offers on our RCA courses. 🙂 You can find more details and grab those offers here.

  • Dennis

    I did bought your new endgame course , it’s fantastic amazing !! I like it veru much, I wil study it seriously.

    I spent more time on endgames , I want to be a endgame master , like Carlsen karpov and capablanca 🙂 🙂

    • Hi Dennis,

      It’s really good to know you enjoyed the new course!

      Nowadays most people stuck with openings and play endgames badly. If you master endgames – you will enjoy lots of victories, just like Carlsen and Capablanca 🙂

      • Dennis

        Thanks for you’re reply..

        Please can you make a bonus video , for the people who bought the new endgame course.

        About how study the endgame and effectively.

        He not tell how to study the endgame. I only miss this in the new course.

        From your’re courses I know how to study the openings and middlegame , but about endgame I am still not sure.

        Like this

        1 Should I study Capablanca games or Carlsen games?
        2 How study endgames effectively, if you not have much time ?
        3 Strong engines can find the best moves In endgames , should I turn on my engine in study endgames?
        4 How analyse endgames on the best way ? should i study the whole game , or only the endgames potions from the games ?
        5 And I have more questions about study the endgame.

        Thank you In advance ! 🙂

        • RCA_moderator

          Hi Dennis,

          Thanks for your detailed suggestions. I have made a note of your suggestions.
          We will consider it for future lessons.

          Prasaadh | Support

  • male Gupta

    thaxx a lto sir for this graet articlea nd course you are the best sir i jsut recently started to beat titled played i have crossed the rating barrier of 2350 tomorrow and defeated im and fm in the endgame.

  • Anup rajawat

    Hello sir,I have learned this setup from your free vidoes this is my tournament game can
    you please what I have done wrong in this opening where I have lost E-Pawn
    and I always
    get
    worried
    when
    my opponent
    used to play
    Qb6 in the opening httpsc1ecc724f0e6a76dd885ffb6030d55cb869d49e9f41962d60496abc7de31dcb.jpg

    • Just be careful when you are going to play pawn move to f3. You may play Qd2 firstly.

      • Anup rajawat

        If I play QD2 than ng4 is possible I am trying convert gamein anti Sicilian variation

        • Ng4 is not that dangerous, you may just capture it with your bishop.
          Alternatively you may start from playing Rc1, b3, and then continue with f3 and Qd2. Of course it also depends on the specific position.

          • Anup rajawat

            ThanQ sir for solving my problems I have asked you one more question on your post please answer it after that I will be on merge to complete Block A provided by you in STG

  • Latha jaju

    Thanks Super video and Many more happy returns of the day GM Igor


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