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Endgame Lab by FM Paul Whitehead

Monday, July 13, 2020 - 6:30pm to Monday, August 17, 2020 - 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 Date Topics
1 July 13
  • Review student’s knowledge of basic checkmates, principals and terms
  • Opposition, centralization, zugzwang
  • K + P endings: theory and practice
2 July 20
  • Queen endings and Knight endings: theory and practice
3 July 27
  • Bishop vs Bishop endings: theory and practice
4 Aug 3
  • Bishop vs Knight endings: theory and practice
5 Aug 10
  • Rook endings: theory and practice
6 Aug 17
  • 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:

$150 / 6-week course
$40 / single class registration

Class time: Mondays 6:30-8pm