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  • 3 years ago

    drumdaddy

    Valuable concepts that I wouldn't have figured out myself, thanks.

  • 3 years ago

    whalord

    very interesting video but partly artificial position Cool

     

  • 3 years ago

    dylan2009

    what are the real chances of this happening in a game????

  • 3 years ago

    DESTROYER8

    The Bishop can not take the rook because it would be STALEMATE. That is good for the player with only the rook.

  • 3 years ago

    jim995

    @BlessedStar

    1.Rh8+ Kg6

    2.Rh6+ Kf5

    3.Rxa6 Stalemate 1/2-1/2

    See the first few comments.

  • 4 years ago

    BlessedStar

    the other guy could win the rook

    interesting.  at 13:13, why not:

    1.     ....        Ra6   

    2.   Rh8+      

     

    if he moves his king

    2. ...         Kg6

    3  Rh6+       Ksomewhere

    4. Rxa6  = win

     

    if he brings back his rook just take with the bishop and we now have a win as well.  i think Ra6 is a mistake.  What am I missing?

  • 4 years ago

    Patzer24

    Simple and effective defensive techniques. Thanks Josh!

  • 4 years ago

    didiz1016

    Smile

  • 4 years ago

    Gagandeep91

    nice.. but  Rg6 is a blunder!!

  • 4 years ago

    jerkasmo

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  • 5 years ago

    ron_23s

    good defence..

  • 5 years ago

    auto12-1980

    ok, thanks.

  • 5 years ago

    keeganomahoney

    because it would be stalemate!

  • 5 years ago

    auto12-1980

    I'm a little lost, why did'nt the bishop take his rook?

  • 5 years ago

    h777

    Nice video.

  • 5 years ago

    chowie01

    I found this lecture to be a bit frustrating.  The ideas are not organized very well.  I can understand keeping the king close to the center for as long as possible, and once the king is forced to move toward an edge, to align the rook with the king with one square separating them.  However, there is no mention of an organized and general approach of achieving this position.  After that, the discussion was too specific to the moves made by the GM's opponent.  I would appreciate a more general blueprint in these how-to type lectures.

  • 5 years ago

    ARandomPerson

    can you make the offence free next?

  • 6 years ago

    hellfire_88

    thanks royalflush.  I indeed overlooked the stalemate (which I often do).  Thanks for pointing that out!

  • 6 years ago

    Jas1052

    awsome cool first page

  • 6 years ago

    RoyalFlush1991

    Great comment hellfire and a point that should have been addressed by Mr. Friedel. You have calculated one move short in that Black has the amazing drawing maneuvre 1...Ra6 2. Rh8+ Kg6 3. Rh6+ Kf5! 4. Rxa6 Stalemate Surprised

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