First Principles: Endings, Middle-Game and Openings
The first thing a student should do, is to familiarise himself with the power of the pieces. This can best be done by learning how to accomplish quickly some of the simple mates.
1. SOME SIMPLE MATES
Example 1.—The ending Rook and King against King.
The principle is to drive the opposing King to the last line on any side of the board.
In this position the power of... more...