This video series explores endgame play by the very best at chess.
This endgame happened in round 7 of the 2009 Corus Chess Tournament in the game GM Nigel Short vs GM Rustam Kasimdzhanov.
Nigel Short’s opponent, Rustam Kasimdzhanov, was the FIDE champion in 2004.
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The E7 square would be one of the three squares neccessary for the black king to protect it's pawn in case the bishop was unable to support it. It was also the square the Mr. Short used to double up the black pawns leading to the pawn formation later on in the game that was important in building the winning position. Thanks for checking out the vid!
Aquarium w/Rybka. I have a vid on it and links on my personal site. Thanks for checking out the vid!
wow this was at january 24 2009! its good to know that ure still active jrobi. big fan btw.
Most of your videos are appreciated! 🙂
Not a biggie…but is it possible to get a square board?
at 7:34 the knight could have gone to e7, forked king and pawn and taken pawn on c6. what was the reason he didnt take the chance? Did I oversee something?
The bishop would take the knight there unfortunately. Thanks for checking out the vid!
Totally agree 110%!
omg what a blunder, you are totally right of course.
anyways thanks a lot for the videos and especially your explanation, and of course your presence at the comments!!!
you should take money for it haha
Nd4 would not be played at 9:10 – it would be an option if the C pawn was able to advance forward first. If the bishop was forced off B6, the pawn on A5 falls, and if the white pawn is taken on C5, then the C6 pawn falls from black. Thanks for checking out the vid!
I really enjoyed this, the planning so far ahead and all the build-up was fascinating to review. Couldn't have done it without you, so thank you very much.
absoloutely,, i just find it fascinating all of the variables such as colour square and position of pawns can effect the valubility of the bishop and knight..
Em… these guys are grandmasters… they no what theyre doing a lot more then u guys
This one I found much more instructive than the Fisher game & it is definitely an endgame I could have easily butchered.
I also feel the poor old knight gets a rough deal in modern chess with many comments about bishop pairs and long range pieces in end games espec with pawns on both wings.
The knight attacks a5 but then d2 -> e4 and he's attacking on the other wing. It may take a bishop 2 moves to achieve the same & shows if you get your knight on the right "circuit" he can be a big force.
Well…Nd4, Bxd4, cxd4, f5+, gxf4, kf6 and black creates a very dangerous outside passed h pawn which allows him to win
Or Nd4, Bxd4, Kxd4, f5, Kxf5 and it comes to the same thing.
Either way Nd4 loses the game as I may well have done myself over the board without careful thought.
Whereas, Short spotted the devastating dominance of the Knight, provided he got it on the right circuit.
That's why this game is so instructive.
I've watched this video
I have always liked Nigel's playing! Tnx
Hi! I appreciate the level of commentary in the video. Can you fix the aspect ratio, though? It's distracting that the squares aren't… square.
@8:15, why not Nd4 winning a pawn or if Bxd4, infiltrating with Kxd4?
Opposition in this position 😀
@andthatsforthewin i think that black can capture with the bishop and then white loses the knight advantage