• 2 months ago


    Very practical thanks Danny
  • 5 months ago


    great video!!!!

  • 5 months ago


    at near 11:39 if f7 cant black do rf1 becus eif u queen rxf8 rxf8 and g2 and white cant stop the pawn while if he doesnt push, then black is threatning g2 and g1=Q+

  • 11 months ago


    Very instructive. Thanks very much for the video.

  • 21 months ago


    Instructive:)  Thank you, IM Rensch!  :)

  • 24 months ago


    you are excellent,this series is great.I especially liked this video - thanks! Laughing

  • 2 years ago

    IM DanielRensch

    AWESOME @Black_Knight!!!

  • 3 years ago


    Thanks Coach, I actually use this method to beat a strong A player. A couple of my opponent's expert friends were claiming that I could of played better until a Master told them "no, he played right". It was exciting as people crowded around and and with little time left, allowing my opponent's pawn to pass to protect my king's back. I love the endgame, especially the Rook endgame.

  • 3 years ago


    Thanks for sharing your love of the game and with a sence of humor! 

  • 3 years ago

    NM NoRematch

    TurboMan777, White still wins there...

  • 3 years ago


    What's the hurry Danny?  Is Happy Hour about to start?

    Very helpful video not only to see how the umbrella method works, but also to see how these positions link up to earlier Philidor, and Rook/Longside King/Shortside techniques.  Invaluable, and also satisfying.  But no need to think that if the video goes over 18 minutes, Armageddon will ensue.

    Stars: 4 of 5. 

  • 3 years ago


    LOL, 4444 views!

  • 3 years ago


    Thanks again International Master Rensch.

  • 3 years ago


    On the second umbrella method from the original position (Black Kg8 Rb5 pawn f6, and White Kh4 Rd7 pawn f4 g4) what happens if : Black Rb1 White Kh1 Black Rf1 ?

  • 3 years ago


    It works! I... actually... know what to do in the same speed you do it!!  *hugs* Danny.

    Although after 1½ week of rook endings. (INTENSELY) I am eager to move on to your next video series coming back to 1-7 of this series occasionally :)

    I'll definately try not to exchange my last rook now in any game unless its won. A powerfull ally it has become my master! (Insert awkward Star wars reference)

  • 3 years ago

    IM DanielRensch

    Thanks MrNoobCrusher Tongue Out

    Thanks to all!


  • 3 years ago


    went through the pawn and and rook games over past couple of days.  I wish I would done it sooner.   Nicely done Dan... you were not paid enough!

  • 3 years ago


    Great ideas!I will watch a few times to understandthem.Thanks.

  • 3 years ago


  • 4 years ago


    I'm learning so much from this series. These are even better than some of the mentor series on rook endings, and much better than any endgame book I've ever read. I took the liberty of making one of the umbrella positions into a tactics trainer problem :

    Already people are finding this problem very difficult to solve, but I'm sure everyone who has watched this video will find it easy to solve if they come across this puzzle.

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