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This was amazing ben. Before you started commentating in the last game even I Thought it was a dead draw.
Promoting f pawn to a knight with check would be funny in your dad's game :)
I have an idea you might consider sir. How about a family legacy book? "The Finegold family chess masterpieces: A compolation of three generations of U.S. chess mastery " ... I believe along with your brother NM Mark Finegold there was also another master at onetime in the family. But she will not be named :) .... Have a great day Ben, Sincerely, EddieB
Nice video GM Finegold :) ... really nice!! endgame by your father, i was impressed. Spencers qh8 was a nice shot (saw it myself) but what i thought was good was the preceeding 2 moves that set that up, i.e. qc8 with idea of qc7... thanks again for sharing. Best Regards, EddieB
P.S. tell spencer I especially like the photo he has posing ala Karpov, back cover to the first chess book i read ... circa 1971 Karpovs 60 best games :)
It must of thrilled Spencer to see Inna give him the decoy tactic! I spotted it within seconds thanks to Emmanuel Neiman's fine book, Tune Your Chess Tactics Antenna. The decoy example he uses in his book is so similar to this ending, I recognized it immediately.
Don't just copy and paste my post. It also doesn't help that the two posts are on the same page and are time stamped you moron.
Ya' didn't say nutt'in ta' me!!!!!
endgame #2 -- two weaknesses tactic (see Rensch video).
I wonder how often Robert Fischer was teased about his name. Poor guy...
Nice instructive games. Thank you, GM Finegold :) Must have been wonderful three generations getting together and playing the same game!
good end games. thanks for your videos
The last ending was really impressive. About a year ago I had a “opposite colored bishops means draw“ attitude, but after watching some videos on that topic (and doing some Mentor courses), I really like this kind of ending. So I enjoyed the last game. :)
This was very instructive in at least reinforcing things I already know. Which is good because repetition is the royal road to learning! Although I will admit I missed the fork of the king and queen in your son's game. I saw the queen h8 check, but unfortunately discounted it because I didn't see the freaking fork. I only see forks about 50-60% of the time now, but I am improving. By the way, I loved the title. Nice Alliteration!
cool endings. Many thanks for the valuable lessons
That was a great video Ben! I'm an anomaly in Chess, a 1500 or so rated player who likes the endgame, but I'm also strange in that I have been studying positional play, which requires endgame knowledge, before attacking. This is because it just makes logical sense that you can't attack if your pieces and pawns aren't in the right position. The same is true for tactics.
by GM Ben Finegold
GM Ben Finegold shows us three generations of winning endgames, examining master games by his father, his son, and himself in his latest video for Chess.com.
You will learn that the key to winning a supposedly drawish endgame is often to sacrifice a piece or an exchange to achieve a decisive passed pawn or tactic.
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GM Ben Finegold
A true "Chess Professional", Grandmaster Ben Finegold has been competing on the highest levels of chess for nearly 25 years. As a player Ben has won numerous major open events, including the 1994 and 2007 U.S. Opens, the 2002 World Open, and the 2005 and 2008 National Open Championships in Las Vegas. He has competed in 8 U.S. Closed Championships and was the first "GM in Residence" at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. His laid back, humorous teaching style is his trademark and he is excited to join the Chess.com Video Author Team!
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