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just want to say that there is a much simpler checkmate with qb7 and so forth taking mate in two. I think beginners ought to realize that much from an exercise like this. perhaps that is why this exercise annoys many.
It was worth it for me to watch all of this video just to learn the tip about keeping your queen a knight's move away from the king. Thank you for making this video.I'm sure that there are hundreds of viewers if not thousands of viewers who have gotten something of value from it. :-)
I'd like to apologize for belonging to the target audience and finding this videos useful. ( thanks Mr. Andrews)
what is a FM?
Only an idiot would make a comment like boring or too easy under this video. It's a lesson for beginners. I love playing chess, the only draw back is there are so many condescending no it alls on these sites. I think I speak for every one when I say BORE OFF!!!
This was in fact a great little video for biginners
in the last mate in two exercise .Kf6 ...Kf8 Qd8#. is also good.
great orientation to the basic heavy piece mates. I'm trying to improve my endgame and reviewing the basics and realizing just how much I haven't formally learned in the process, e.g. I didn't know about how to move the queen into knight squares in the Q-K endgame. Thanks!
Thanks for the lecture....the Q+K mate is logged and ready to roll!!
Very good video for beginners. Thanks! You covered all the bases, and threw in some ideas I hadn't thought of.
good video, Thanks
Thanks very much for FM Todd Andrews , and I want to emphasize the following:(1) the importance of restriction of the king 's opponent in one of edges of the board in the above-mentioned patterns(2) the importance of the role of King in the endgames (3) The stronger side must be very careful in such situations from falling into the trap of stalemate
If he had done Qc7 Rb8# what beginner would learn anything from that?
Good video, thank you.
good vid i like this mate
To those of you "1. Qb7 Ke8 2. Rc8# is faster" people, while that may be the fastest mate, but the goal of the video is for beginners to get the basic idea of how to use this checkmate for themselves. Reason is that realistically, you rarely see the king on the back rank like that. Mostly you would see it in the center where the fastest mate is the one shown here.
Yes a good video, looking forward to the other ones on check mates!
maxlange is absolutely right. Qb7 Rb8 means checkmate in 2 moves. Its faster and easier for you to explain that way to what appears to be your target audience here which is people just starting out?
by FM Todd Andrews
FM Todd Andrews brings the basics into focus with a video focusing on the principles of checkmate. Learn to walk a King down the board to checkmate with rooks, or the importance of proper placements in a Queen and King ending. This video is important for anyone new to chess.
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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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