Chess Endgames: The power of Rooks on the 7th Rank – Kingscrusher OTB Instructive game

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  1. KC is really funny:
    "I wanted to steer away from sterile positions, I wanted to win"…
    plays scandinavian 😛

  2. Could you in the future finish games that have been resigned? As a relative beginner it is good to see what an experienced player sees ahead (hence resigning)!

  3. Don't panic!!! i think thats one important thing to learn from this game, when white started to panic She started to make weak moves that didn't help to maintain her advantage and Kc capitalize on that. Very nice game, thanks KC.

  4. Scandinavian annoyed me big time so I tried 2.d3 trading queens potentially. It offers no real advantage but is quite comfortable for me. Better than playing Petroff defence anyway.

  5. An hour! take your time mr kingscrusher, this ain't blitz!

  6. sometimes you have to resign even if it'll take over 30 moves until you actually get checkmated, merely because you're down too much material or you're in such a position that you can't move your pieces without losing even more material or putting your king in danger

  7. i win all the time with scadinavian against 2000+
    standard moves, d5 , qxd5, qa5, qc7, Bf5, e6, nd7, nf6, be7, 0-0, b5, h6, a5, i know theory for about 12-15 moves

  8. For more beginner-oriented videos, check out MatoJelic, he always plays out at least one possible line for how it would have finished.

    I myself only started watching KC once I got comfortable watching Mato and also ChessNetwork (Jerry). All three of them sort of fill different niches of chess teaching, and I enjoy them all equally, but KC assumes a certain amount of familiarity with the game, hence not always showing after the resignation.

  9. I am not sure I understand. If one plays the Sicilian defence for example in the UK generally this happens: 1.e4 c5 2.c3 – and it is hard to get a dynamic position. A lot of players will try and stop any "fun" from happening in the opening whatever opening one chooses. I tried to play a gambit here, and it was declined, but the pawn structure was not completely symmetrical in any case, but it was quite sterile though.

  10. Yep I don't get it either. By "sterile" I mean things like symmetrical pawn structure and lack of tension.

  11. thanks, but I find a negative in Center-counter, that black's castling is delayed at least until move 8-9 due to the Queen early walk. But it's solid enough, most lines are maximum +0.50 advantage for white, and it's less sharper than the sicilian, so the game is more comfortable, especially for Karpovian-Petrosianic people like me that dislike openiing-middlegame complications, and aim to squeeze something more than a draw with a great endgame technique.

  12. What software or software's did you use? :3

  13. I think he uses ChessBase 12 and Houdini 3.

  14. Here are the moves of the game. I had to omit the PGN headers because of YouTube comment limits.

    1.e4 d5 2.exd5 c6 3.Nf3 cxd5 4.Bb5+ Nc6 5.Ne5 Qb6 6.Qe2 Nf6 7.O-O e6 8.c3 Bd6 9.d4 Bxe5 10.dxe5 Nd7 11.Be3 Qc7 12.f4 O-O 13.Bd3 f5 14.exf6 Nxf6 15.Na3 a6 16.Nc2 Bd7 17.Nd4 Na5 18.Nf3 Nc4 19.Bd4 Nd6 20.Ng5 Nde4 21.Nxe4 dxe4 22.Bxe4 Bb5 23.Bd3 Bxd3 24.Qxd3 Nd5 25.Be5 Qb6+ 26.Qd4 Qxd4+ 27.cxd4 Rac8 28.g3 Rc2 29.Bd6 Rfc8 30.Bc5 b6 31.Ba3 Ne3 32.Rf3 Rg2+ 33.Kh1 Re2 34.Rxe3 Rxe3 35.Bb4 Rc2 36.Bc3 Ree2 0-1

  15. Very interesting! As a 122 ECF player with a current performance of 139 ECF, and having almost beat a 190 ECF in March, missed a bishop to f1 skewer lol winning a knight or the exchange, but anyway I know the feeling to get a much better position against higher-rated player then simply get outplayed towards the endgame which you showed your true strength in here! The saying is true, stronger players will always win an "equal" endgame that's why the middlegame was created, to give us a chance! 🙂

  16. Further to my comment below, the time advantage the stronger player gets in games is phenomenal – it shows how comfortable you are with the position andd your calculation skills. Please keep uploading your games I'd like to see more of your otb games this season! My target is to have my grade over 140+ in July '14 so I'm still learning intermediate level stuff lol 😀 Your instructional videos are a pleasure to watch and learn from.

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