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Now that was instructive ,a classy game ..not as easy as it seems
outside the pawn chain~ big differnce
IM Keaton Kiwera would like these videos!
near 12:30,hey,i like endgames too and im under 21
after Rxd4 exd4 e3 Rb7 and if e2 then Rb1 wins
Can someone please tell me why on 09:23 the black rook can't take the pawn on d4 because the black pawn breakthrough after the exchanges will be too quick?
I love this endgame! This belongs in a book, wonderful example of domination. I love the King going back and forth, wow!
great! i learned that you have to keep your bishop active!
I enjoyed this video!
Thank you GM Ben
Another very instructive video!!...A very down-to-earth style of lecture that makes it really enjoyable to listen to!
please make new videos!
the best in bishops world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The maxim I learned is: in an opposite-colored bishop endgame, if you want to draw, put your pawns on the same color as your bishop. If you want to win, put them on the other color. Ben could violate that maxim here because his pieces were so dominant. Nice video.
Interesting, educational and very well presented.
Great to have a basic endgame video that I can understand.
Great video th
Enjoyed this video GM Ben Finegold and learned. Thanks.
I always seemed to get confused about where to fix the pawns in relation to the bishop color in endgames.
On one hand, I didn't want to put them on the same color of the opponent's bishop, because that meant he could just mop them up with his bishop and win the endgame.
But now I see, it's more important to restrict his bishop by placing the pawns on the color of the opponent's bishop while at the same time freeing up the opposite color so my own bishop has more squares.
by GM Ben Finegold
GM Finegold is back with his usual mix of humor and insight. He even makes seemingly lifeless endgames fun to watch! Today he will make so many king moves "you'll get dizzy." The grandmaster beats a world youth champion despite the position looking defensible. You'll also hear what his advice is when playing against young stars. But the big question is, what obscure 1980s movie reference will he slip into his commentary?
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Slav Defense: Alekhine Variation (D15)
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GM Ben Finegold
A true "Chess Professional", Grandmaster Ben Finegold has been competing on the highest levels of chess for nearly 25 years. As a player Ben has won numerous major open events, including the 1994 and 2007 U.S. Opens, the 2002 World Open, and the 2005 and 2008 National Open Championships in Las Vegas. He has competed in 8 U.S. Closed Championships and was the first "GM in Residence" at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. His laid back, humorous teaching style is his trademark and he is excited to join the Chess.com Video Author Team!
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