Chess Endgame Fundamentals: Lucena Position 14.02.2023 Practice the Lucena Position and other important rook endings on Chessable! Follow me on Twitter: Post navigation PreviousNext 186 Comments Comments navigation Newer comments This explanation style with a real board and the camera angle is the best I've seen so far. Thank you very much for these videos! Reply Rey instructive. Nice to see it on a good old fashioned 3D board. Many thanks. Reply Thanks a loot. U r amazing. Reply The most what? Reply Keeping the rook upside down as a queen is a worldwide intuitive invention.. Reply The best discussion of the Lucena Position that I've ever seen! Reply your videos are awesome. you are a super coach Reply Lets get a queen here.1 sec later > put a rook upside down.Oh I see what you did there haha Reply Thanks Reply 4:57: why in hell did you put an upside down rook? Reply Thankyou so muchh Reply Very helpful! I hope to win with this! Reply 2020/Oct Reply LUCENA LUCENAI'll punch them like Bruce Lee now! Reply Very helpful Reply Samay Triggered😂😂 Reply Whenever I set up any of these Lucena positions and play against the chess engine as White, what the computer eventually does is swing its Rook way off to the wing (giving up delivering checks along the files) and starts delivering checks from the SIDE – and then I don't know what to do. Reply What board is that? where can i buy it? Reply YOU SUCK YOU TUBER Reply Good camera angle Reply Here After samay raina…. Reply Why do chess players always have beautiful hands? Reply 1:33 Rook to white corner is a checkmate.. The board is set up incorrectly i.e the white pawn moves from 2 to 8 and not B to H Reply hello, i am not good at chess but have a question, at 7:21, when black king goes to B6, and white king goes to b8, then black takes with rook and its a stalemate, no? what prevents black from taking the pawn there? white rook b2 check would not do anything correct? Reply Hello, this is not Lucena's but Scipione Genovino's (1634). Lucena never dealt with this endgame! Reply Great explanation Reply Great instructional video! Lucena Position? Sounds like yoga! Headed to chessable to learn this puppy now–thank you! Reply I always thought "bridge" was kind of confusing. I agree that "barrier" is more accurate. Reply Several videos on this topic on YouTube – This one is the best I've seen. You have a knack for explaining things simply AND thoroughly – not easy to do. Thank you. Reply thanks, JB awesome now its more clear Reply Thanks for the clear explanation, I finally understood it. Reply The key to rook vs queen endgames is to separate the king and rook. Reply 6:24 the winning move continuation if black plays Rh1 threatening Rh8# is 2: Rb6+, K/any3: b8=Q Reply 8:09 and if white plays rook h4 to h7 black just alternates between f1 and f2, white still can't enter the b file Reply So wholesome and informative Reply The best video on the Lucena position I've seen so far Reply I cannot find the essential rook endgames course Jon mentions. Reply I propose that this position should more accurately be called the "Gimme Shelter" position 🙂 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeglgSWKSIY Reply Brilliant! Reply The best instructional video I have seen on the Lucena position!! Reply Very nice Reply I still hear John's voice when playing this position. So fun building bridges! @7:20 instead of white 1. Rc2+ ..checking the King, white moves 1. Rb7+ Kc8, other wise white's King comes to b8. 2. Rb8+ Kc7 3. Rf8 .. now black can either make a waiting move or take over the b-file with Rb1, if black instead moves.. 3. Kb6 then white's rook moves up a rank Rf7, game over! Now if black chooses the option of.. 3. Rb1, white gives check with.. 4. Rf7+ Kc8, 5. Rf8+ Kc7 6. Rb8! .. If black's rook takes on b8.. 6 .R x Rb8 7. a7=Q x Rb8.. game over! Reply If anyones interested, there’s an amazing book by Efstratios Grivas called “ Your Jungle Guide to Rook Endings.” Reply Very helpful video 🙏 Reply 8:05 can White try Rh4-Rh8-Rg7? Reply I learned this tactic without knowing it had a name, just do puzzles instead of watching youtube videos Reply Another great video lesson. Reply When I play this Lucena position against any computer(Stockfish among others)with the moves described in your tutorial,the ending never turns out your way….!!!!It's ALWAYS the same ending: King + Rook against King….It's a win of course,but the promoted Queen is always captured by the black Rook…Who by the way never makes your waiting move from A1 to A2…. Reply Damn this is very position Reply Very very helpful Reply Comments navigation Newer comments Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.