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Endgame Lab by FM Paul Whitehead

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 6:30pm to Wednesday, August 4, 2021 - 8:00pm

FM Paul Whitehead’s Endgame Lab

6-week online course taught by FM Paul Whitehead


For tournament players looking to solve some of toughest situations they face, here is the class to help you learn the essentials to work out and win or save games.

FM Paul Whitehead’s Endgame Lab Class will focus solely on endgame techniques and will teach you the essentials in a 6-week course meant to build endgame skills you need to get your chess to the next level. Here is the syllabus for the course:


Outline for six-week endgame course

Week Dat Topics
1 Jun 30
  • Review student’s knowledge of basic checkmates, principals and terms
  • Opposition, centralization, zugzwang
  • K + P endings: theory and practice
2 Jul 7
  • Queen endings and Knight endings: theory and practice
3 Jul 14
  • Bishop vs Bishop endings: theory and practice
4 Jul 21
  • Bishop vs Knight endings: theory and practice
5 Jul 28
  • Rook endings: theory and practice
6 Aug 4
  • Material imbalances


We strongly encourage everyone to sign up for the whole 6-week course. Classes will be recorded, and if anyone misses a class, they can listen back anytime.
Limited number of single class registrations will be available:

Class time: Wednesdays 6:30-8pm

"Great endgame course from Paul, entertaining and (hopefully) instructive. Thank you for arranging." Billy G.
"The class has been very helpful so far. I have played a few games since and found myself thinking about a whole new realm of possibilities as the games developed." Eugene P.
"The class was awesome!" Pudur R.
"Tell Paul thank you for a good series of classes." Charles J.