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@DanielRenschThank you very much for answering. Yes of course this position better for white.By "not so clear" I'm only trying to say that in that endgame white have to play hard and precisely to win. Because, as far as I know, such endgames can very easy lead to theoretically draw positions, for instance after:
It is draw position.But I'm absolutely agree that it should be winning endgame for white.
@Frei - Yeah, the position may not be an *immediate* win but saying it's "not so clear" is a stretch. White is still pushing and close to winning with the extra g-pawn in multiple lines.
Sorry, but in last problem after Qg3 black is not forced to play .. Qd5.And after .. Kb5! position absolutly not so clear and white have no way to immediate win.
Hi there, this was pure class ! i really emjoyed it, writes a man from M Tall city of Riga, thank you, truly, Ivo
no because then black queen takes a7 putting white king in check with no threat on the opposing queen.
Last position doesnt a7 win straight away?
Good teacher. Appreciate the clarity and energy.
22:50, 26:40,29:00:) great video
@yenos. whoa bro, he's brilliant, your a patzer, no ones making you watch this.
@ 15:15 can't black go Ng3+?
If fxg3, then Rxh2+, Kxh2, Qh5#
If Kg1, then Qxd3! nets a free piece because if white takes the queen with anything, then Bxf2#
Its not as good as the continuation, so......
Holy Cow this guy rambles and rambles and rambles and rambles and rambles about nothing...good information when he is actually teaching but beside that he will make you want to pull out all your hair.
"Knife in your gut. This is like a knife in your gut."
Oh I certainly enjoyed it! Thanks for the response. I think I made that comment amid a Tactics Training bender. You know how us tactics trainers love our alternate solutions. It's the "omg! This problem is outrageous... blah... blah... blah..." guy vs. the "These tactics aren't about achieving a score. They are about gaining a deeper understanding of the subtle nuances in chess" guy. Although I refrain from participating in such discussions, I find them rather entertaining. Who knows, that might even make a good video series.
@yoeyyutch -- No point in arguing... It's all winning, isn't it? Not the point of the video
Thanks to all who enjoyed it!
Ok so I see how the move of e5 is obviously a superstar move with bad intentions. However I also think h5 is a strong contender because if gxh5 then Rh5+ providing a decisive discovered attack on black's queen. Plus as a value added bonus feature, even if black doesn't take the bait and capture the pawn, we may still be able to take advantage of e5 on the next move. Of course black now has an in between move. I'm wondering what black could do to handle both the threat of e5 and the h pawn looking to tear a hole in black's defense. Call me squirrelmaster but I think it is an interesting situation that's worth a look.
by IM Daniel Rensch
Today you take your quest to master all the critical tactical patterns in chess to the next level! IM Daniel Rensch is your guide, and you will certainly need one as some of these positions are a "big jump" from the last video in this series. Beginners will need to have truly mastered the fundamentals in given in the first two videos, and even some advanced players might find these positions a little tricky. Enjoy!
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IM Daniel Rensch
With numerous "scholastic chess accomplishments" to boast of, both as a player and a coach, Danny has been a "chess professional" since his early teens. He was ranked in the Top 10 for his age in the U.S. 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. A part owner and full time Staff Member for Chess.com LLC, Danny is our Vice President of Content and Professional Operations, managing the products and "team of contributors" you enjoy here, as well as for our scholastic extension site, ChessKid.com.
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