IM Keaton Kiewra shows you three more important and entertaining zugzwang endgames: one from a student, one from his own game, and the most famous zugzwang game ever, a masterpiece between Sämisch and Nimzowitsch in 1923.
Learn key zugzwang concepts from the first two positions, and then sit back and enjoy what has been called the immortal zugzwang game between the two super grandmasters. | Watch video
IM Keaton Kiewra shows you how to win three of the most important and entertaining zugzwang endgames:
1. Rook vs. knight.
2. Queen vs. rook.
3. Extra pawns with opposite-colored bishops.
If you find yourself on the better side of these endgames, try to reach these famous zugzwang positions and make your opponents move into their own demise. | Watch video
How did Magnus Carlsen become the triple crown champion of chess? To win the classical, rapid and blitz world titles, he needed some "Carlsen Magic" as GM Yermolinsky says. Watch and see why his blitz rating is nearing 3000 - Carlsen just never knows when to call it a day. Today he squeezes the polyglot GM Sergei Movsesian until his opponent lands in a pitiful zugzwang. The kid has the goods no matter the time control! | Watch video
How do you overcome a player who wants all the pieces off the board? Often, you take him up at his own game! Here FM Alisa Melekhina tries to get from full chess to the pawn game, but her higher-rated opponent slowly overwhelms the position in the process. White is left in a horrible zugzwang as Black advances methodically. We don't know how Alisa is recording videos while playing in the U.S. Women's Championship, but we appreciate her worth ethic! | Watch video
Wow! Just spectacular. One of the best single moves we've ever featured in a video on Chess.com! GM Mikhalevski plays a sharp opposite-side castling position, where he eventually disrupts Black's development by invading on the 8th rank. But the picturesque obstruction tactic that creates zugzwang is truly remarkable. If you're able to see it coming before he shows you, maybe it's time you came to work for us! | Watch video