Chess Endgames #010 – Gligoric vs Smyslov 1953 Convert an extra pawn

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  1. Awesome.. I'm totally lost when position reaches to similar situation.. this detailed and comprehensive explanation helps a ton to understand and learn how to play end games

  2. I really need to practice on the creating-extra-weaknesses idea. Is there a book with a chapter on that?

  3. Another excellent video! Again, the kind of position that may well appear on the board. 27. …. g4! was simply brilliant, creating that second weakness. I think many of us would have been worried about the pawn on h5 becoming a target…

  4. Christof, I thank you very much for this channel, and I especially appreciate this theme.

    When I go through games, I always look at them from the winner's viewpoint. That makes it somehow easier to see how to win. Could I suggest you show these games that way, too? It would be great to see the game the way Smyslov saw it!

  5. In his book of the tournament, Bronstein made an interesting comment after White's 20th move: "there is a widespread misconception that the win is automatic once you are a pawn ahead. As a matter of fact, Black's chief advantage in this position lies not so much in his plus pawn, which he is still far from exploiting, as in his control of most of the center squares: d4,d5,c5,f4 and f5.

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