Knight vs Pawns | Beginner to Master | Principles of Chess Endgames

In this video, we transition from pawn endgames to our second type of endgame, which features the king and knight (with or without pawns) fighting against a king and pawn(s). Through the lens of countless instructive examples, we cover all of the important positions that you have to know in order to succeed with either side. Whether you have the knight or the pawns, you will come away with a superior understanding of the positions to aim for and avoid whether you are trying to win or draw!

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  1. just block the square the pawn want to become a lady is all you need to remember since the horse can move back and forward , its basic logic if you think about it.

  2. Thank you very much for the amazing series. Would you mind sharing the pgns for this series. I would like to practice the concepts after watching. That would be very kind.

  3. Danya couldnt u sacrifice the knight on f2 to win a knight beacuse if knight takes u push the passed pawn to promotion

  4. Thx for endgame 1 suggestion can you make playlist on middlegames like bishop vs knight how to play positional that will help

  5. the best and only video on some of the knight endgames on yt

  6. Happy whatever day it is for whoever you are!

  7. Bless you Danya, thank you for sharing your knowledge.

  8. Happy to see this, a great way to end my evening!

  9. I'm stuck on 1200 I needed this video! Weird timing

  10. Friday night, no girlfriend, no friends and an endgame video drops. Time to drink a coffee and enjoy the ride.

  11. Danya, could you please do videos about plans on the middle game, pawn structures

  12. Oh wow I've watched almost all of these but never seen one live I don't think.

  13. It’s Sat morning/afternoon on other planets

  14. Danya, your videos and speed runs have taught me a tremendous amount and have also given me a lot of peace during some hard times. Much love!

  15. Muchas gracias Danya excelente video. Se agradece mucho tu esfuerzo y trabajo. Saludos y mucho cariño desde México 👍🏼

  16. I’m early so I’m gonna ask this now in hopes people will like and inspire…

    Danya, pretty please with cherry on top follow up the Top Theory speedrun by adding to the “Opening Lab” playlist you haven’t touched in a hot min.

    Please and thank you

  17. after fumbling through various chess youtubers I think I found my favorite 🙂

  18. A few days ago I decided to cut down on my time spent watching YouTube, but Danya's videos are the exception

  19. Danya after knight endgame please make videos on rook endgames❤❤❤❤

  20. It is absolutely insane that this is all free. As someone who is completely broke and loves playing chess, thank you so much ♥️

  21. Hey danya are you still planning on going live tonight or think you’re gonna rest up?

  22. In addition to this I highly recommend everyone watch Maurice Ashley’s YouTube video on Knight Studies. The puzzles are remarkably beautiful and illustrate more amazing endgames with knights and pawns. You will not regret

  23. I am amazed that we can learn from a world-class chess grandmaster on YouTube for free. What a world we live in.

  24. Ngl this should get more attention

  25. You love to see it, I've just been catching up on the last few endgame videos this week.

  26. Thanks danya for continuing this series

  27. I get better in chess because of SENSIE DANYA

  28. Fantastic. Naroditsky Golden Nuggets of knowledge.thank you

  29. Hi Dany, incredible work! I saw a queen vs rook endgame yesterday on your stream in which a highrated player did not manage to win. Could you explain it to us or is it too difficult?

  30. 😮 OMG. Amazing content but can you slow down a bit 😅! I’ve been getting stressed agonising over every move in my correspondence chess games and am now WAY behind the Speedrun and now this!! 🤯 I’m going to have to knuckle down 💪

  31. Благодарю тебя, Даня за новый урок!
    Давно ждал продолжения этого курса.

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