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  • 19 months ago

    Black__Knight

    back again... Thank you Grandmaster Melik.

  • 3 years ago

    Black__Knight

    Excellent! Keep em coming. I think I'm starting to get this here is an online game with a similar position to the video. I made many mistakes but as you can see I am still holding the position.

     


     

  • 4 years ago

    IM DanielRensch

    @trh51 -- if ...Kd3 (not e6) then Rd5+ (or e4 according to your board) is drawing...

  • 4 years ago

    olegolive

    Really good, as usual !!

  • 4 years ago

    trh51

    this is one example of checkmate in this situation
  • 4 years ago

    DubWub

    @elindauer: Thanks for the tip. 

  • 4 years ago

    elindauer

    @DubWub: I assume you are talking about the position at the 3 min mark.  If white plays Kd3, black answers ...Rd8+.  Now you will continue to check the king until he returns to the safe haven on e3, at which point you return to e8 and you are one step closer to a draw by repetition.

  • 4 years ago

    DubWub

    This doesn't work in this situation. Once you lose pawn and move rook e8, black goes king d3 and the threat of mate is there with Ra1. Would you just check him? try to force him to move away rom the mate position?

  • 4 years ago

    elbowgrease

    Great video Smile

  • 4 years ago

    chj50

    In the end game you have to have a clear picture. In this case black has the more aggresive position, and white should be looking for the draw. Most straight forward move is to give up pawn and get the white rook behind the e pawn.

    GM Khachiyan suggest memorization of end game theory.

    "King on short side, Rook on long side"

    thanks

  • 4 years ago

    elindauer

    Another great endgame video.  Thanks Melik!  Between this and Danny's rook endgame series I'm starting to really feel confident in my understanding of these positions.

  • 4 years ago

    IM DanielRensch

    Uugghh, I lost a game in the exact same fashion to International Master Lev Milman once... Cry

    Anyway, for those wanting more examples of explanation about the "King on short side, Rook on long side" - check out the Also Related link on the right side of the video...

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