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  1. Basic endings
    Endings must be mastered first. Tactics, positional sacrifices, king opposition, zugzwang, triangulation may be relevant.
    38 games, 1912-2005

  2. Interference
    Nowotny interference occurs when a piece cuts off a line of communication of another and causes a defense weakness
    6 games, 1882-2007

  3. King and Pawn endgames
    The (distant) opposition, zugzwang, reserving pawn moves, triangulating the king are important concepts. The rule of the "square' helps in counting moves when defending against a passed pawn. Pawn breakthroughs need accurate calculation - advance the unopposed pawn to create a passer. "Turning the flank". King in oppositon on the 6th rank in front of his pawn on the 5th against lone king on the 8th is a win (except the rook file). Critical squares of the pawn determine whether an invading king can capture it. Chess Endings for the practical player - by L.Pachman - is a good reference.
    4 games, 1914-2006

  4. King hunt
    Forced moves help in visualising.

    1 game, 1972

  5. Mate/ combinations
    Tactics, sacrifices, ...
    46 games, 1863-2012

  6. Minimum forces for mate
    Knowledge of minimal army for mating is essential for steering and assessing an endgame prospect for a draw or whether to play on. The Troitsky line is a helpful guideline in 2N against lone pawn ending.
    10 games, 1954-2006

  7. Overloading
    This tactic overextends the defensive resources so that a deflection occurs, leaving a weakness elsewhere.
    1 game, 1978

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