1.Pair of Bishops is stronger than pair of Knights.
2.Bishop is usually stronger than Knight. Bishops are better than knights in all except blocked pawn positions.
3.Rook and Bishop are usually stronger than Rook and Knight.
4.Queen and Knight are usually stronger than Queen and Bishop.
5.Rooks belong behind passed pawns, of your own or the opponent.
6.A rook on the seventh rank is worth a pawn.
7.The easiest endings to draw are those with opposite colored bishops.
8. When your opponent has a bishop you usually have to put your pawns on the squares of the same color that squares of this bishop. At the same time, when you have bishop, you have to put your pawns on the squares of the color, opposite to the bishop’s squares, no matter if your opponent has bishop or not.
9. In the endgame King becomes an active piece move your King to the Center!
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