Nick Pert makes the material very accessible indeed.
Jonathan Bryant, Streatham and Brixton Chess Blog
Killer Endings – Part 1: Beginner to Intermediate
Killer Endings – Part 2: Intermediate to Advanced
Chess players have a tendency to focus mainly on improving their opening play but one must not forget that many games are actually decided in the endgame. Ginger GM has released two new endgame DVDs that will enhance a player’s performance in this particular area of the game.
Using his wealth of knowledge and expertise, Grandmaster Nick Pert presents a series of lessons, categorized according to rating, that are designed to familiarise players with basic endgame theory. Nick also demonstrates the importance of this theory by providing real-life examples where superior endgame technique has proved to be decisive. Furthermore, puzzles have been included at the end of each chapter to test what has been learnt.
English Grandmaster Nick Pert is considered to be a leading expert in endgame theory. Fortunately for us, the former World Under 18 Champion has decided to share his knowledge of endgame play. Follow Nick as he systematically explains the secrets behind his success in the endgame!
Killer Endgames: DVD 1
mating with king & queen v king;
mating with king & rook v king;
the square of the pawn;
rook v 2 pawns on the sixth.
king & pawn endings: opposition;
mating with king & two bishops v king;
elementary principles of rook & pawn v rook;
king & pawn endings: the Outside Passed Pawn.
queen v pawn on the 7th (rook’s pawn, knight’s pawn, bishop’s pawn and centre pawn);
king & rook v king & knight;
king & rook v king & bishop;
bishop & ‘wrong’ rook’s pawn;
rook & pawn v rook: Philidor’s Defence;
mating with king & queen v king & knight;
mating with king & queen v king & bishop;
Practical Examples and Puzzles
Killer Endgames: DVD 2
Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: 1800-2200
2: 1st Introductory Game: Rook and Pawn vs Rook – Flank Checks
3: 2nd Introductory Game: Bishop and Knight vs King Alekseev,E (2714) – Cheparinov,I (2678) 5th FIDE GP Jermuk ARM (6) 15.08.2009
4: 3rd Introductory Game: Bishop and Knight vs King Pert,N (2551) – Gordon,S (2534) 97th ch-GBR Canterbury ENG (11) 06.08.2010
5: 4th Introductory Game: Lucena drawing technique Pert,N (2488) – Dvoirys,S (2569) Essent Open Hoogeveen NED (7) 16.10.2003
6: 5th Introductory Game: Rook and Knight vs Rook Pert,N (2160) – Berg,E Wch U14 St Lorenzo (1) 1995
7: 6th Introductory Game: Queen vs Rook Svidler (2734) – Howell (2616) Part 2 Amsterdam, 2010
8: 1st Puzzle
9: 2nd Puzzle
10: 3rd Puzzle: The famous Richard Reti Endgame Study
11: 4th Puzzle: Similar to the Reti Study
12: 5th Puzzle: Kozlowski
Part 3: 2200-2400
13: 1st Introductory Game: Queen vs Rook Svidler (2734) – Howell (2616) Part 1 Amsterdam (10.5) 2010
14: 2nd Introductory Game: Rook and four pawns on the kingside vs Rook and three Jakovenko,D (2711) – Mamedyarov,S (2752) TCh-RUS Dagomys RUS (9) 11.04.2008
15: 3rd Introductory Game: Passed pawn in the rook ending Pert,N (2475) – Vallin,G (2359) EU-ch U20 Patras (9) 25.07.2001
16: 4th Introductory Game: Passed pawn in the rook ending Pert,N (2503) – Sarakauskas,G (2414) ch-EU Liverpool ENG (2) 07.09.2006
17: 5th Introductory Game: Passed pawn in the rook ending Aronian,L (2750) – Morozevich,A (2758) WCh Mexico City MEX (8) 21.09.2007
18: 6th Introductory Game: Rook and three on the kingside vs Rook and two Ponomariov,R (2739) – Ivanchuk,V (2739) World Blitz Moscow RUS (35), 18.11.2009
19: 7th Introductory Game: All rook endings are drawn… Pert,N (2500) – Webb,L (2336) BCF-chT 0506 (4NCL) Birmingham (2.3) 23.10.2005
20: 1st Puzzle: King and Pawn D. Joseph 1921
21: 2nd Puzzle: Rook vs Pawn Study Barbier and Saavedra 1895