GM Liu Dianzhong's Endgame Lectures Chapter 09
How to play a better endgame 01

After showing many endgames tabiat, the GM shares his thoughts on actual endgame play. In this chapter, chapter 9, he shows many examples of actual play. Very thought provoking and informative.
In the first section, which is "How to analyse the endgame", the GM gives 5 examples on how it is done.
In the first three boards, the GM shows us how he analyzes each of the endgames.
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I have redone GM Liu Dianzhong's lectures adding footnotes to his explanations to make things easier for the newcomer and I have tried my best to add the explanations to some of the variations to help the beginner appreciate the game better. If you discover any mistakes or have better moves, please email me at or

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First created: 21st Dec 2012
Last updated: 21st Dec
GM Liu Dianzhong for making learning endgames a much easier job!
Mr Felix Tan for advice in various aspects of the game.
References :
1. <<象棋新編教程--象棋殘局基礎>> by GM Liu DianZhong 劉殿中, Qi JinAn 齐津安.
2. <<象棋辭典>> by the late legendary Master Tu JingMing 屠景明
3. <<跟我學象棋 初級教程>> by Wang Guodong 王國棟, Fang ShiQing 方仕慶, Li YanGui 李燕貴

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