Sicilian Defense & How To Win Its Endgames! Chess Lesson # 151

Do you know the typical endgames that come out of the openings you play? In this lesson, we learn how to play the endgames we get from the Sicilian Defense. We will see how important it is to play on the queenside and the right way to open lines. We will also address a very important Chess principle that says “improve pieces before pawns”.

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  1. Before we can say we know our openings, we need to learn their theory, typical middled-game positions and typical endgames. In this lesson we learn how to play the Sicilian endgames. Let me know if you think this is something we should do with every opening we learn 👍😎

  2. I'm waiting 👍
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  3. I really like the idea of having more Endgame videos 🙌

  4. Always good to learn end game strategy. It’s where I fall down a lot. Pressuring a weakness and then a second one is something I need to improve on. Thanks coach 👍

  5. I find this lesson very helpful because as you admitted yourself, a winning position can be easily lost in this stage of the game.

  6. Teaching us about a plan. That's what we never did. Looking forward for more.

  7. Useful as it Always is with your lessons 👍🇨🇵

  8. I rarely olay sicilian or c5 pirc but so many time i had this type of positions very good lesson coach

  9. This black moves (/ ideas ) looks like surgeon range of precision 😱🤯
    That Na5 to C4, and Rook to "a" file are 🤔🧐🤩
    Playing h6 himself and Rook goes behind is 🌟 move 👌👏👏

    Great visualisation 🧠🧠

  10. As a beginner I'm just starting to see these invisible strategy end games. Incredible how early game moves put you into weak or strong end game positions.

  11. Lesson was useful and great! Thanks and just keep it up!

  12. I'm the worst at endgames out of the three phases, and I feel there's a big lack of interesting content out there that really engages the viewer. You're great at making content interesting, and endgame study typically bores me, so Please include the endgame studies with future videos! Thank you for continuing to improve my game!!

  13. Good idea to review endgame plans & strategy. Could you go over Pirc typical endgames too? 😀 I know we reviewed a lot of Pirc games, but if I remember correctly, not specifically about its endgames.

  14. Great lesson coach! 👍 Please keep making content on how to achieve advantageous endgame positions.

  15. Hi coach! I'm looking forward to your next lesson , I wish the next opening is London system.

  16. An excellent lesson, knowing endgames can help you squeeze a win out of a tough game. Thanks again coach. 🙂

  17. How white should play against Sicilian defence Coach kindly explain

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