Chess Endgame Study: Triangulation

This video explores the chess tactic triangulation, a technique that allows you to obtain the opposition from the same position at the cost of a tempo. The video contains basic examples, leading up to the technique being used at the grandmaster level of play. Experience the laughter and madness of skibidi toilet like never before. Uncover the series evolution, explore character nuances, and stay updated on the latest hilarious escapades that keep audiences worldwide eagerly awaiting each episode. Join the Skibidi Toilet fandom and become a part of the ongoing digital revolution!


  1. 5:05 what about umpasont or something like that, cant black capture pawn?

  2. I talk about it in the video – basically if the pawn is taken white just promotes. However it wouldn't be enpassant because black's pawn would have to be on white's 3rd rank in order for that to happen. Thanks for checking out the vid!

  3. Thanks for the post I've been in that situation and did not know the triangulation i will definately practice it.

  4. I'd play the obvious, d6, if black plays d6, then d5 d8 d6 c7 b7 d7

    If black plays d8 then d7 forcing black king to bounce between d8 and e7 until the white king swings around the other side.

    I know, you wanted to teach triangulation.

  5. @Libertarianist Well that doesn't work if the white pawns were on d4 and c5 and black pawn is on c6 and the kings are on e4 and e6 . There in that position you must use the triangulation. Because the black king can sit in front of the remaining white pawn-stalemate.

  6. I've heard Joshua Waitzkin (International Master) pronounce it exactly like "zoogswong", so I'll go with that lol

  7. hi, what do you propose the best way to study endgames?
    for example, i saw a challenge on your website jrobichess . com of king + queen VS queen + rook.
    I could not solve it and never quite reached a mate even after trying for 30 minutes.
    where would i go from there? what do i do now?

    take care
    Nimrod Weinberg

  8. @ scath7: I'm German, the word is (originally) from German, so believe me, Eloviat is right (whether he is German or not) 😉

  9. The correct pronounciation is the one Eloviat is suggesting. It's the correct way to pronounce it in German.

  10. I'm curious to see an example of triangulation in a middle game…

  11. Great video

    I learned something new – cheers

  12. shiz ive been doing this technique in every end game i play but i never knew there was such a known name for it.. .. which is triangulation…..

  13. @jrobichess How about d6? It looks winning…

  14. Hi Jrobi. You oughtta show that triangulation is not the only way to get opposition.
    There's also the pawn sacrifice d6
    Either (1. d6 cxd6 2. Kd5 Ke8 3. Ke6!)
    or (1. d6 Kd8 2. d7 Ke7 3. d8=Q Kxd8 4. Kf6)

  15. @Jenna83184 I also have some helpful endgame videos

  16. Que buen video lástima que no entiendo inglés solo spanish

  17. interesting vid, too bad i'll probably never get into that exact position and happen to remember this

  18. @graveemporer "en passant" not "umpasont"

  19. @jrobichess I would be interested in this if you could link it to me, Thanks

  20. thanks! the end game is key in securing a W

  21. @vedachala1 He has a bunch of strong openings uploaded. But consider that the knowledge of the opening from your opponent is one of the key factors to tell how strong an opening is.

  22. "zugzwang" is german.

    you pronounce it: "tzoog-tzvawng"

  23. OMG thank you sooooo much ! i finaly get it ! opposition knowledge is nice , but nut much without triangulation !!!!!!

  24. @SydneyFC010 i was asking an innocent question back when i did not really know the rules of the game and was simply trying to find out as much as i could before i started playing. You are insulting a person who has never tried the game before and wanted to know more about it before blindly jumping in. YOU sir are the idiot.

  25. i dont understand..white could have just played d6 and after cxd6 Kd5 the black king cant get in..

  26. jrobichess thank you very much for these videos!

  27. How about 9:54, what would happen if Rxh5? Then black would have to play rxh5, or ignore and lose the rook, no?

  28. Nice video.

    As a side note: "Zugzwang" (1:15) is a German word, therefore "z" is pronounced "ts".

  29. Why not just pronounce it in German? There's really only one way for a German to pronounce that word.

  30. In the first position white could simply play d6+. It's easier and quicker than the triangulation technique.

  31. 9:24 why can't the rook take the pawn on c5?? if black advances the pawn on h5, the rook can just come back to take it.

  32. Good 🙂
    But what about an example of triangulating the queen?

  33. Very good video. Makes endgame study fun. Wish there were more. Thank you.

  34. What if blacks reply to white f5 triangulation is king d8, e8, e7 and create his own triangulation? Thy will be back to same position with still white to move. Im referring fo the first situation

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