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  • 14 months ago

    Black__Knight

    Thanks again.

  • 16 months ago

    yawnpawn

    cool

  • 20 months ago

    Black__Knight

    Thanks again Grandmaster Melikset Khachiyan

  • 21 months ago

    Attack198842

    yea thinks .. its difficult for even masters ..guess learned somethin ..lik controllin back rank ...kickin of the king from g7 ..then kickin rook from back rankk ..this is the first time i see ..controlling from horizontal sides ..Triangulation is a good concept ..

  • 2 years ago

    supermessi

    Good video, GM Melik! Thanks! It helped a lot.

  • 2 years ago

    AlchemicRejuvenation

    When GM Khachiyan suggests playing Kc7 and then Ra1 immediately, it is MUCH better to play Rf4 and only next Ra4 (after blacks Ra8) as Khachiyan leads into a nearly full length queen v. rook ending in which black is able to set up a third rank defense, whereas Rf4-a4 leads into only a moderately difficult queen v. rook where white is quickly able to move his queen and king against the black king in the corner.  If you're not superskilled in queen v. rook and your opponent is you will be very grateful for this variation.

  • 3 years ago

    dzindzifan

    Nice video ... will be going through all these rook ending videos since they occur so often ... this one is going to be with a practice board or against Droidfish because it seems like it might occur anytime

  • 3 years ago

    Phelon

    Important concepts I found in this video

    1. Make sure your rook has 3 files separation from the pawn if your the defensive side (aka get your rook to the edge of the long side). This is not a problem for the defensive side unless it's a center pawn, in which case the side with the pawn has a chance to win if they control the edge of the long side, since the defenders rook doesnt get enough separation.

    2. As the attacker make sure you have your king in front of the pawn.

    3. Always keep an eye out for putting your rook behind the pawn. It can win, or as a defender draw in certain situations.

    4. The tactic of allowing the defender to take the pawn, so that if he does you can win it via checks to his king with your rook.

    5. Using triangulation to give the move to your opponent! This occurs in rook endgames, not just king and pawn.

  • 3 years ago

    tactition

    love your insight

  • 3 years ago

    B-52

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  • 3 years ago

    receipt1

    Fantastic explanation of how to nurse home a pawn to victory without the Lucena position!  Thank you.

  • 3 years ago

    Black__Knight

    these positions are so tricky

  • 3 years ago

    riuryK

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  • 4 years ago

    ljsm

    nice... luv it

  • 4 years ago

    KnightsofLegazpi

    this one shows how to win without using the lucena or bridge position 

  • 4 years ago

    Black__Knight

    Excellent job at making a difficult maneuver easy to learn. Melik, your the man and I look forward to the rest of this series.

  • 4 years ago

    KillaNinja

    rook endgames.... >.>

    lol everytime someone mentions rook endgames its like "shoeshopping.." >.> from scrubs  hehe

    ya... slightest details make the big differences

  • 4 years ago

    kylan511

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  • 4 years ago

    pasan96

    incredible analysis GM Melikset khachiyan. Truely unbelievabe. I was blown away by the great analysis of the the critical mistakes and how to win these positions.  

  • 4 years ago

    IM DanielRensch

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