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Today we are looking at an important chess endgame, just queen against pawn (and kings obviously) on the board. The pawn has advanded already to the seventh (second) rank, otherwise the side with the queen pretty much always wins. Now we learn against which pawns the side with the queen wins and how the winning method looks like. We also learn which pawns enable the defender to draw and how this is accomplished. Let me know if you have any questions!
Here’s a video about the Philidor Defense, one of the most important endgame positions:
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Niclas Huschenbeth (born February 29, 1992 in Hann. Muenden) is a German Chess Grandmaster. Huschenbeth learned how to play chess at the age of five and participated in youth chess tournaments. He was awarded the title of International Master in 2008 and the Grandmaster title in 2012. At age 18, he achieved his most notable success, becoming the youngest German Champion in history. He has played 52 times for the German national team and participated in two chess olympiads. Currently, Huschenbeth studies industrial/organizational psychology at the Free University of Berlin.