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Just to comment on the solution in the comments by Dark_N_Stormy_Knight. I think you're missing that the king can go to g1 instead of h1 to avoid that mate, so it would still be a draw.
Thanks for another very useful video, Daniel. I studied this theme in a book about the endgame, but seeing it presented in a video was very useful (a book doesn't talk).
Hear is a solution, I think, to the forced draw problem at 14:31.
Here is yet another solution to the last problem. I've got to work out some memnonics to remember all this stuff.
Magic squares are sweet. Your vids are neat. Hey that rhymes... I'm a poet and I didn 't know it. Rock on like Donkey Kong!
Great video! thanks.
Fabulous odisish, but please spare me the climax.
Thanks Danny, great video.
Great video... the tricks were pretty cool
thanx , very good video !
Brilliant video! I already knew the basics of queen vs. pawns endings, but I didn't know the tricks! Very instructive! Thank you very much!
"The magic pawn is the one directly behind the pawn."? The misspeak wouldn't be so funny if Danny hadn't led in with "drumroll!"
good vid ty. Very informative, easy to follow and at a level almost all players will understand
I'm ashamed I timed out in a bullet game with this position me with the queen. I didn't know by heart the technique so I lost on time. It was a rook pawn too.
***THE FOLLOWING TOOK ME NEARLY 3 SECONDS TO WRITE AND EDIT! AND IS AN ABSOLUTE 150% TRIBUTE TO MY CHESS MENTOR AND HERO, IM DANNY "POPPA BEAR" RENSCH! IT'S ABSOLUTE INTENT IS TO BE TAKEN IN A "ROASTING" TYPE ATTITUDE OUT OF COMPLETE AND UTTER RESPECT! i HOPE YOU ALL ENJOY! ESPECIALLY YOU DANNY. A MILLION THANKS FOR ALL OF YOUR NON-STOP WISDOM AND WIT. REMEMBER' "NEVER APOLOGIZE TO ANY ONE!" LMAO! YOU'RE THE BEST! -JS/BF****
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He Knights with a Queen :)
by IM Daniel Rensch
International Master Rensch brings us a video full of magic! No, seriously this is just a fundamental technique that is necessary for every chess player's growth and endgame understanding... Many equal endings come down to "a race to see who queens first" -- BUT what happens if you queen your pawn and don't know how to stop your opponent from doing the same? Find out now!
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IM Daniel Rensch
At age 14, Daniel earned the status of U.S.C.F. National Master, an achievement that was a record for Arizona chess players at the time. Daniel was ranked in the Top 10 for his age in the United States 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. As a Chess Coach/Trainer, Danny has developed multiple State and National Champions. Recently, he has cut back his teaching duties significantly to focus on the growth of Chess.com and ChessKid.com, and to strive towards the GM title.
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