- A cardinal rule
for the best use of rooks in endgames: Use the rook to cut off the King.
- The king is a fighting
piece and must be used in this checkmate.
- Generally you do
not check the king until you have him on the edge.
- Be careful of the
stalemate once the king gets to the edge.
- Do not check the
- Know the benefit
of wasting a move in the endgame. "Tempo"