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at 12:27 Qf8 is checkmate
At time 4:48 why not Qd5+? Although a GM probably would not mess up.
Good video. Noticed that when it's white's move in the key position ( @15:10), it's easier to triangulate via 1. Qd5+
hey dud e i cant hear u very well
@4:51, he makes it too difficult. Simply Qd5 and you win the rook on the first move.
Nice! Helped me a lot with Zugzwang.
with the R on b7, white can win straight with Qd5+. Black king moves and then taking the rook. Good video though.
AdamWheatley, you need to take control of the f5 square with your queen with 5.Qe4 I believe.
Excellent explanation in how to lose a move by comparing the geometric paths of the pieces. Nice!
At 13:33, IM Shankland makes the amusing comment, "The only square White can go to avoid the checks is back to a6 ... although even so you have to be careful." Actually, it too late to be careful, since even if the king goes to a6 the rook can check on a7: ...Ra7+! and if Kxa7 Black is stalemated.
At 10:20 Why not Kd4 instead of Kf4.
Kd4 will help move the Rook away from defense of Black king
Also in last example (method of triangulation) Why not play 1) Qd5+ 2) Qh1+ 3)Qh5
At the 5:50 mark you should be checking on g3, not on g2. The check on g2 allows ... Kf8.
I just tried getting into this position against chessmaster 10. The black rook is just going back and forth along the 5th rank and I can't push my king up the board any further. How do does white make progress?
Why hasn't anyone noticed that in the goal position if black plays Rb7, you can just play Qd4? It's weird, because you noticed for Rg2, but not Rb7.
no Premiun, no video. I'll see it soon. I like this site.
Really good crystal-clear stuff. Congrat !
Finally, someone tells you how to get to the critical position. I've seen many videos on this, but no one ever covers the technique of reaching the critical position, and that's really the hard part. Great job on this video and looking forward to the next one. Thanks.
When you're talking about the rook moving 1... Ra7 you make a mistake with the queen's checks, it should be g4-h3-g3-h2-g1, because if the queen goes to g2 the king can go to g8 without being mated as the rook covers a8 checkmate. Otherwise, very nice video, thank you!
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