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Endgame Lab by FM Paul Whitehead

Monday, August 31, 2020 - 6:30pm to Monday, October 5, 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 Dat Topics
1 Aug 31
  • Review student’s knowledge of basic checkmates, principals and terms
  • Opposition, centralization, zugzwang
  • K + P endings: theory and practice
2 Sep 7
  • Queen endings and Knight endings: theory and practice
3 Sep 14
  • Bishop vs Bishop endings: theory and practice
4 Sep 21
  • Bishop vs Knight endings: theory and practice
5 Sep 28
  • Rook endings: theory and practice
6 Oct 5
  • 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

"Great endgame course from Paul, entertaining and (hopefully) instructive. Thank you for arranging." Billy G.