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Very instructive :) Thank you, IM Zierk!
Thank-you Steven, I am really enjoying this series.
These are awesome. Really instructive and to the point.
thanks again for another very valuable video
Great series, thanks a lot for them. Made my life easy
This series (videos 1-3) was part of Chess.com's Study Plan for Beginners: The Endgame. I found it very helpful. Thank you.
Thanks Steven. I recently bought a book on endgames and the first chapters covers the pawns...this video was a great compliment to hearing and seeing what it's all about.
Fantastic series Steven. If I learned nothing but the vital squares for the King in the first video or the need to move the unopposed pawn first in the third, I accumulated a wealth of vital endgame information in the first three videos. What amazes me is that I used to play a lot of tournament chess many years ago and have been away from it for ages. I even lasted 86 moves against Bent Larson when he was rated 3rd in the world behind Fischer and Spassky. I don't where I got my chess education, but it lacked some of the basics that I learned in your videos. Thanks!
Thanks Steven. Very helpful video series.
thanks for the video. can you make a queen vs knight endgame position?
Thank you for such an informative lecture. I think I will review it again and again. I especially like the part where Pillsbury handled a difficult position and won!
Please consider making a video for queen v rook endgame - I have little intuition on how to win in that situation.
entertaining and enlightening. thanks for helping me to improve my endgame.
good idea thanks
awesome but im new why wont people accept
by IM Steven Zierk
In the third video of his Pawn Endgames series, FM Zierk lays out some crucial tools for the viewer including: corresponding squares, king activity, pawn majorities, doubled pawns, and the proper order in which to advance pawns. Most of these tools will come in handy not only in pawn endgame, but in all endgames.
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IM Steven Zierk
Steven Zierk won the 2010 World Under 18 Championship with 9.5/11, a full point ahead of his nearest competitor. This achievement earned him the International Master title. He has taught over half a dozen students: one achieved 5th in the 2010 World Under 10 Championship and 2nd in the 2012 World Under 12 Championship, and another later earned the IM title. Recently he has been representing Boston in the US Chess League with a performance rating over 2700 each of the last two years.
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