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before white plays
Rh4 can you play Rg6 king moves take the knight then Kc5?
Back again, and not the last... as many times as it takes.
back again... Thank you Grandmaster Melik.
thank you Grandmaster Melikset Khachiyan
Very nice thank you!!
I love every Khachiyan video, and this is another instructive one. Thank you!
Another great lesson on endgames by on of the best GMs at chess.com!!! Keep up the good work Melikset The Great!!!
Great lecture! Thank you.
short, sweet and informative--that's how i like 'em!
Very informative! A pair of titled players and and a couple others worked this exact endgame out in skittles during the canadian open. The exact position occurred during one of the games. Great lecture!
More great endgame technique from Melik. Excellent stuff.
GM Melik lectures on two end game principles -
knight and pawn vs rook and pawn leading to draw -
keep knight close to king using knight to attack pawn and defend entrance areas
rook vs pawn end game -
rook behind pawn best, rook in front next, rook to side - worse.
7:50 - Is Black really holding when he plays Kd6 when the white king is on Kb6? Instead of playing Rh4 can't white play Rg6 pinning the knight, force the exchange, and then play Kc5? Isn't that winning for white?
EDIT: No, of course not. Black plays Ke7, gaining opposition with Kd7 if white takes.
woah.... :) i learned something new XD
wow!thanks, this kind of video tutorial really an asset to my end game knowledge
Very insightful lesson. Thank You!
by GM Melikset Khachiyan
For advanced players looking to further their endgame knowledge of ideas and technical positions, GM Melik Khachiyan's "Endgame Mistakes" video series continues to be solid gold! This video lecture on one highly interesting draw with Rook and Pawn vs Knight and Pawn, and then transitions into the famous "Reti Zugzwang" of Rook vs Pawn Endings... Enjoy!
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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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