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Really enjoyed this simple yet powerful instruction.
Thanks FM Todd Andrews.
i mite do that :) lol:) 8@#%
That was SO much clearer than explanations I've encountered in certain well regarded endgame books.
For an old duffer like me - 50 years, on and off, at this great game - you'dthink a "basics" video like this would be a waste of time. Wrong! Watching this was relaxing, enjoyable, and I learned something. In all those years I've never had a 2-bishop v. K situation in practical play, and I didn't know about getting the K onto the appropriate 'N3' square. So I learned something new. Got some practice at basic calculation. Felt the awe all players feel at seeing pieces work in harmony. So thanks for a neat video, and a reminder that we're never too old to go back to basics.
Really really educational, much appreciated.
Thanks very much again for FM Todd Andrews , and I want to emphasize the following:
K + R can do checkmate for the lone king ,while the king and one bishop can not do so
im not a beginner and i have in the past needed to mate with just the two bishops & when i was a boy all i learned patterns for were the queen, rook, two rooks: when recently i was faced with the situation in praxis i managed it but it was a good job there was plenty of time on my clock anyway now ty cos i know the pattern and i agree with both bluey12345 we need the other ones, especially that one that uses the enemies own pawn and also with diaganol about how good it is when you show the space control for the visualisation which is incidentally the way that i solve it without knowing the pattern using which spaces I control/need to shut down as a key guideline but there was plenty of hit and miss moments, chow.
how about making one on bishop and knight?It's really hard to force the mate unless the king is close to the correct corner square. Or maybe 2 knights against king and pawn? I really need to learn the 2 knights checkmate
Another excellent video lecture from chess.com!
Keep these great lecture coming that show how posting material controls space not just the square that the material is on.
very nice. It's awesome how bishops can make an effective forcefield like that.
Leave no escape!
i really enjoyed the instruction.
Very instructive for a beginner like me!
I like it
by FM Todd Andrews
In this video, FM Andrews teaches two more basic checkmates: king and rook vs king; and king and two bishops vs king. The various fundamental checkmates are the basis for all endgame play. In addition to learning them, you will improve your feeling for using your rooks and bishops.
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FM Todd Andrews
Todd's tournament experience began with a bang, winning the u1200 section of his first tournament. In one year of feverish study and play he gained an unprecedented 1000 rating points. Since establishing himself as a strong master, he has turned to teaching, and found it extremely rewarding as well. He has also been quite successful: his students have won national championships.
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