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@15:00 I currently have a game with a very similar pawn setup - my opponent first doubled and won my outside passed a-pawn before reaching this exact position below... - how ironic is it that the day I rewatch this lecture that I have this game on the go! Maybe I can pick up some more ideas!?... Just finished watching this awesome video and now realize I need to get perpetual checks and that my best result will be a draw
Yep, looks like black gets the opposition.
Interesting... Send me the position via message please.
At 12:14 you mentioned that the two rooks can sacrifice themselves for the queen so white can win the 2 v 1 king and pawn endgame. After trying to win it, and not being able to, I fired up the ol' tablebases and it confirmed that it is drawn!
I really enjoyed watching your video. As a beginner I was taught that 2 rooks are slightly better than the queen. Unfortunately I was left to figure out why this is so. Of course a lot depends on other factors in the position. Thank you for creating an exceptional video that clearly explains what those "other factors" could be, and how to best make use the 2 rooks vs Queen advantage. The audio problem in the recording was very minor and did not compromise the value of the instruction. Please forgive me for speaking informally. You're the best Dan!
I hope that if I'm playing a rooks vs queen postition I can win
you all know he does these kind of things, like switching microphones mid way through, because he is evil and is implementing some kind of mind control. kidding.
seriously. i was told to learn how the rooks were better than queen.
he was saying "the rooks completely dominate the queen. why?"
and then "hope you enjoyed this video"
well. i guess you cant do ANYTHING without a darned membership
Great video, these instructive video lessons will help me in my tournament games.
All -- I am aware of how bad my mic is in the first half of this video... and I apologize. You can note that after the 17 minute mark the sound is MUCH better. We have made significant improvements to our audio quality recently, BUT many videos have already been recorded with the "older standard"...
Please forgive the sound and comment on the content... I hope you enjoyed the video beyone the microphone!!!
Great video again.
mic in 2nd half mic was much better.
oh my god your 's's burn my ears
I thoroughly enjoyed this lesson and learned a bunch.
Kramnik with those rooks is just mind-boggling. I bet Leko was apprehensive at best when Kramnik swapped his queen for a "conglomerate" of pieces. I'm sure it was an overwhelming sense of "oh shit, here we goooo!"
Thank you Mr Rensch ... I'm Looking forward for the Rook vs 5 Pawns imbalance like in the Grischuk - Shirov game and the double exchange like in the Kotov - Najdorf drawn game
The sound is very tinny and indeed ear-peircing. great video -- worth suffering through the 's' sounds, thanks!
Great to finally get a non-ear peircing mic as well.
by IM Daniel Rensch
To follow up on the "First Lady's" dominance over the Rooks a couple weeks ago, we now get to see the "Towers of Power" coordinate, infiltrate, and completely dominate the Queen! Two games from the personal library of Vladimir Kramnik provide the necessary material, while IM Daniel Rensch's principled teaching approach guides the learning process.
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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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