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At 10:45 couldn't you just play Kg6?
awesome! only one tip don't talk TOO much
Your videos are incredibly instructive!
This was an amazing endgame, very instructive!! Endgames are my favourite part of the game, this lecture shows why! Ace
Very nice! More of these endgames, esp R+P
Deceptive simplicity of chess endings.......how amazing. Thanks GM
Thanks for the wisdom Sam, very informative.
Instructive and fun!
Great lesson! I felt like an idiot while watching these videos. I just felt like I can never play like that.
Thank you for the extremely instructive rook and pawn endgame analysis!
Excellent endgame, instructive & entertaining too!
Thank you for a good video! For me the endgame phase of a game is the most difficult to handle. That's why I appreciate such good commented videos which shows greatly the ideas for white and black in such positions.
It's interesting to note that if Zenyuk knew the idea of the outside pass-pawn she could have obtained a much easier draw by playing 1.Rd7+ instead of 1.Kf2. After 1.. Kg6 (Black has to protect the pawn h6) white plays 2. Rd6 which forces either e5 or Re5. After 3.e4 whites only try for a win would be to play h5. But after gxh5 whites possibility of an outside passpawn disappears and the resulting position should be relatively easy to play for white.
I really thought this endgame was instructive! Felt like I would have likely played it worse than both players -- and I learned something from your review Sam.
by GM Sam Shankland
In part 2 we witness the instructive conclusion of GM Shankland's recent battle against fellow Chess.com Contributor WIM Iryna Zenyuk. His move by move explanations leave you with a much better understanding of Rook Endgames than you likely came in with. As he points out, it took a couple mistakes by Zenyuk for white's position to collapse, and Sam displays what white's best defense would have been to likely hold the draw...
Players: Zenyuk, Iryna
vs. Shankland, Sam
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GM Sam Shankland
Sam learned chess at age 11 from the Berkeley Chess School program. Within four years, he had become a National Master, and two years later, he became an International Master when he tied for first in the world u-18 championship, a result unmatched in the last decade of international play by American players. At 20, he has already played in several U.S. Championships, placing 3rd in 2011.
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