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the comment puzzles are nice too.
Mr. Rensch I will watch your videos forever.
very short, infomative and to the point. nice
Great series.Good instructive information.
Two weeks ago, chatting with a friend on Yahoo Messenger, we decided to play chess. Both of us knew almost nothing about the game aside from the names of a few pieces. Simply guessing how the game was played. Afterward, I decided to play the computer on my Windows7 version. Day after day I kept losing, not quite seeing what I was doing wrong. After many "ah ha" moments watching the videos I tried again. And beat the computer three out of seven games. Admittedly, I played on the beginner setting. But that is a start, right?
A great site and thanks so much!
=Thanks for the clear video, and brusselsshrek, thanks for the summary notes.
I am rated around i never give importance to passed ..just go for aattacking castled ...now guess ..if i have a passed pawn ..ll work more on it ..to protect ..Nice one .i always struggled to promote tht pawn ..instead opposite things happens ..Opponent king comes and takes it ::( uess have to make more weakness if his king tries to attack my passed pawn ..hehe ..guess we can tease by moving anather pawn ..near opponent kking to sixth file ..without protection if we have passed pawn protected by rook XDD..hehe tht would be easy play XD
informative video, thanks!
Thanks! I'm working on my endgame more now and I'm hoping that I will be able to execute these ideas.
Thanks for the montage
Many thanks for posting this video.
Very instructive information about something so simple as how to make an outside pawn win but its something ive overlooked for years.
* The 2 most critical factors that define an endgame:1) King activity2) the ability to create a passed pawn or in some case the simple execution of an already existing passed pawn* You king is a powerful piece; it is the only piece, other than the queen, that attacks every square surrounding it* king on the 6th, pawn on the 5th wins regardless of whose move it is* The most valuable asset is a protected passed pawn* The next most valuable asset is an outside passed pawn* In the Ruy Lopez exchange variation, the main idea is that white has a 4 on 3 kingside pawn majority, and black's 4 on 3 queenside pawn majority is not as effective due to the doubled pawns on the c-file. After pieces are traded, black would be lost, since the black pawns cannot protect each other and hinder progress* A pretender is a pawn which has no enemy pawn on the same file. It is important to recognise the open files for pawns. All the pretender needs is help from his pawn majority in order to become passed.
IM rensch gives a rapid fire, informative lecture and his videos are becoming my favorites:)
by IM Daniel Rensch
Your journey continues today! IM Rensch leads us into the final stage of chess with a few goals in mind: Understand the power and important role your King plays in the endgame; recognize and execute the power of your passed pawns; understand that in all "roughly equal" endgames, those two factors will often dictate your results. Oh, and push, push, push your passed pawns!
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IM Daniel Rensch
At age 14, Daniel earned the status of U.S.C.F. National Master, an achievement that was a record for Arizona chess players at the time. Daniel was ranked in the Top 10 for his age in the United States every year from the age of 12 - 21years old, and at one point he was the highest rated 19-year old in the country. He earned the IM title at age 23. As a Chess Coach/Trainer, Danny has developed multiple State and National Champions. Recently, he has cut back his teaching duties significantly to focus on the growth of Chess.com and ChessKid.com, and to strive towards the GM title.
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