"In order to improve your game, you must study the endgame before everything else." ~ Jose Raul Capablanca, the former World Chess Champion.
To learn to play the endgame well, one must:
Know as many typical ways, positions and their methods of playing as possible. As skills grow, the number of exact positions which can be firmly remembered should increase.
Learn to understand the final stage of a game, to find the correct plans for it. For this purpose, it is necessary to study endgame classics and to solve chess problems constantly, principally those that are as close to a practical game as possible, as well as to analyze one’s own endings carefully.
In this series, we will cover basic endgames and the most common plans that every young chess player must know.