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In the final position, it's black to move and Ra8 draws.
AlchemicRejuvenation, perhaps we need another series "Typical Mistakes Made by Video Presenters".
back again... Thank you Grandmaster Melik.
Thanks again Grandmaster
The final position claimed by GM Khachiyan to be drawn with white to move 1.Kh4 Ra8 is still won for white, but only via Rf4!! (found by me and validated by tablebases) because it defends the pawn which allows the white king to move towards the rook giving frontal attacks.
Nice Lecture Thanks Melikset!
Melikset Khachiyan, your the best. I thought learning the endgame was suppost to be difficult but you keep it simple and easy to understand. I just love your vidoes. BK
The Craft, on Re7, white just does kd3 and ke4, and white king easily ends up blocking the pawn. It is absolutely essential that the white king is cut off.
Invaluable endgame technique. Thank you!
These are very helpful!
very instructive! thanks
Why would they move the rook to d5 when they can move it to e7?
Very effective and efficient lecture. Thanks!
by GM Melikset Khachiyan
Today Grandmaster Khachiyan continues to enlighten us as to what the most typical mistakes are (by both amateurs and professionals alike) in Rook Endgames! Combine this video's "practical examples" with the technical knowledge from IM Rensch's Rook Endings "Beginner to Master" videos 5 and 6 (the Frontal Attack) and you will be ready for battle in these incredibly tricky, yet incredibly common chess endings!
Related: Study Plan: The Endgame for Beginners
Study Plan: The Endgame for Intermediate Players
Article: Typical Rook Endgames
Video: General Principles of Rook Endgames
Video: Rook Endgames: Part 1!
Video: Active King - Rook Endgames
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GM Melikset Khachiyan
Melik began playing chess at the age of 8, won the Baku Junior Championship two years later and became a Soviet Candidate Master two years after that. He began coaching early in his career and has brought up three Junior World Champions (among them Levon Aronian). In 2001, he immigrated to the US, where he qualified to play in the U.S. Championship several times. He earned his Grandmaster title in 2006.
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