Chess Lesson # 64: Queen vs Pawn on the 7th Rank | Fundamental Chess Endgame

Chess endgames are an extremely important part of this course. In this class, we are going to learn how to handle a queen vs pawn on the 7th rank -ready to promote. This fundamental endgame needs to be studied carefully since there are some exceptions we must never forget. My goal is that once you finish watching this video, you will know this endgame as well as you know how to checkmate with queen and king vs king. So, let’s get it done the right way!

00:00 Intro
01:55 Zig-zag method
07:10 Queen and king vs king and rook pawn on the 7th rank (first exception)
08:32 Queen and king vs king and bishop pawn on the 7th rank (2nd exception)
09:00 When the king is in the winning area (special positions)

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  1. Very helpful Coach. So at Rook’s pawn we must have our king at 5th rank but at Bishop’s pawn we must have our king at 4th rank.

  2. i didnt know about being able to win if the king is close enough, this is fantastic!

  3. Hey Robert. "Zig-Zag" just came into my chess vocabulary:).

  4. I want to start YouTube chess channel in 🇮🇳 india and make chess available to all.

  5. You explain the squares but why that squares only

  6. Within the first half of the video, I thought "This is simple." After the first exception, I thought the same. The second exception is also straightforward. But the exceptions within the exceptions make it a little bit confusing. Practice time!

  7. I have reached to 64 lesson and I can happily say that I have improved a lot. Thank you Mr. Robert for this course.

  8. Great lesson. Once again your lessons are awesome, simple and easy to grasp !

  9. Good lesson! Got from beginner to 1800 in 6 months with your videos!

  10. 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍Thank you for your valuable teaching 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

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