EASY CHESS ENDGAMES: Rook & Pawn

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Chess endgames are important regardless if you are beginner, intermediate, or advanced. This video covers rook and pawn endgames – specifically Lucena, Philidor, Vancura, Short-side vs. Long-side defense, and practical examples.

FULL ENDGAMES:

0:00 Intro
0:34 EXAMPLE 1
2:21 PHILIDOR
6:17 LUCENA
11:22 VANCURA – ROOK PAWN
14:27 SHORT SIDE DEFENSE
17:08 FINAL EXAMPLE

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112 Comments

  1. Mmm now I see why my chess book started with endgames bcuz it’s the most important and hardest part of the game.

  2. tbh the endgames are what got me into chess, love em

  3. is being a god in tactics a good way to improve? trying to get 3000k plus in puzzles and just hit 2600. still total noob I geuss but after that i wanna focus on openings and strategy.

  4. Know end games give you more possibilities in attack that only go for mate

  5. Far too many little techniques to remember, and each of them very unlikely to occur. This sort of thing is why I have for so long not played chess, and why I'll never be any good at it.

  6. I fell for this once when I was 8 years old 😆😆😆

  7. How do I do an endgame with a pawn vs a queen a rook and 3 pawns?

  8. Man, it seems like every Youtuber does these 4 rook endgames, John Bartholomew and you both did these 4.

  9. watching this after stalemating opponent with queen bishop and a rook

  10. Man you explain things really well! Best explanation of these rook and pawn endings i've seen, especially the Lucena position!!

  11. It would be awesome if you made a lesson about passed pawns. like when should I think about trying to make a passed pawn.

  12. Glad this info was at the search of the finger tip. Thx

  13. Dude nice you look insane but you good at chizess

  14. I really like how you connect the different positions, e.g., Long-side defense vs. Lucena win (depending on who is on move).

  15. First ever video of Levy I liked. Well explained.

  16. A game of chess has three phases: the opening, where you hope you stand better; the middlegame, where you think you stand better; and the ending, where you know you stand to lose – Tartakower

  17. I think your teaching would be better if you went over all of the bad scenarios first, and then went over the solution. Not the other way around.

  18. Rewatching for 3rd time, still blundering endgames so much

  19. Only 3 endgame videos 😐.easy endgames 🤨. After watching videos,😎 these are super cool.

  20. Endgames arent boring, openings are (for me)

  21. Why can’t you go to g7 in the lucena I tried it with g7 and won

  22. I can’t even remember the last time I played checkers, crackle barrel probably

  23. i left when he started teaching lucena , knew it would be too hard for me

  24. No matter how good or best the world's champions play chess. I bet no one can explain and interpret the way better than Gotham ❤️. React if you agree 💯

  25. Yo Levi! Any new endgame vids? If no, do you have an endgame course? I would totally buy it if you do!

  26. Here's 1400 just watched this video.. hope i can be 2000++ one day 🔥

  27. Can u win king rook vs king? xd i run out of time before i figure it out allways xd

  28. I made up my mind to get an endgame education. It’s a great area of the game to study. Levy’s training videos are so valuable toward expanding my capabilities. A great resource for subscribers.

  29. I am having a hard time with the Vancura position, because it is shown from the perspective of white but you play it as black. Messes me up to turn the board around to get the black point of view and then make it work.

  30. Hi Gotham, I would like to know if it's possible to win that endgame position as black-
    [Event "?"]
    [Site "?"]
    [Date "2022.09.17"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "Magnus Carlsen (Age 10)"]
    [Black "ronto433"]
    [Result "*"]

    1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nf6 5. Bg5 Be7 6. Bxf6 Bxf6 7. Bd3 O-O 8.
    c3 e5 9. Nxf6+ Qxf6 10. Qh5 h6 11. Qxe5 Qxe5+ 12. dxe5 Nc6 13. f4 Re8 14. Ke2
    Bg4+ 15. Nf3 f6 16. h3 Bxf3+ 17. gxf3 fxe5 18. Bg6 Re7 19. f5 e4 20. Rhe1 Ne5
    21. fxe4 Nxg6 22. fxg6 Rxe4+ 23. Kf3 Ree8 24. Kg3 Rad8 25. Rxe8+ Rxe8 26. h4
    Re2 27. Rd1 Kf8 28. Rc1 Rxb2 29. Rf1+ Ke7 30. Rf7+ Kd6 31. Kg4 Rxa2 32. Rxg7 *

  31. Me and the boi try to understand about rook endgame

  32. i suck at these games. Will try and implement some of this

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