Test Your Pawn Endgame Knowledge, Part 1 | Principles of Chess Endgames | GM Naroditsky

In this and the next video, I offer 5 exercises to test your knowledge of the previous five pawn endgame videos. Each exercise is meant to help review and deepen your understanding of the concepts that I went over in the previous videos, as well as to nuance and strengthen your ability to approach difficult pawn endgames as a whole. Enjoy!

Puzzles

Solutions

00:00 Intro
5:40 Capablanca, Tuckerman Endgame
10:50 Rubinstein, Leonhardt Endgame
19:00 Polgar, Bareev Endgame
29:17 Tipary, Portisch Endgame
40:30 Smyslov, Dyslin Endgame

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155 Comments

  1. Thanks for the video! The event has been awesome, great commentary!

  2. First of all thank you Danya you are a legend, but I must say coming to Toronto repping Warriors merch… Blasphemous

  3. Screw you Danya I still need to watch the last video

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  5. We are all incredibly fortunate that Daniel Naroditsky is uploading all of these instructive endgame videos! The existing chess videos on endgames are scarce, and a vast number of chess players struggle with endgames! While all of Danya's videos are helpful, these are like a goldmine.

  6. some people dont know how much of a tresure this videos are. insanely great work Danya.

  7. These videos will go down as huge contributions to chess literature!! Huge personal inspiration too πŸ™‚

  8. This is so unbelievably useful! Thank you Danya you are the GOAT chess teacher.

  9. Really good video Danya, just wish you’d make it more clear which side we’re playing as at the beginning of each puzzle. Could be added to the name of each chapter

  10. Thank you Danya for making chess concepts accessible for us adult learners and casual players. Cheers!

  11. Thanks for this video series as always ~

  12. Thank you Sensei. Please continue to teach me more. You are so appreciated

  13. Could you move text boxes up a little in the future? It's a tiny bit annoying to pause the video and wait for youtube's hud to disappear on PC to read them

  14. im glad the content you make excites you this much! the excitement definitely makes it to us

  15. Second puzzle f6 kf5 technically also wins

  16. Endgame is so important but so overlooked by beginners. Thanks, Danya!

  17. i posted a cringe message and it got removed (γƒŽΰ²  ∩ಠ)γƒŽlemme cringe

  18. That dot… Grrrrr. Love the content though.

  19. Appreciate the content Danya. I’m sure you could charge ridiculous amounts for these lessons if they were private.

  20. Thank you so much, your lessons are amazing 😊

  21. In the second example, after 1.f6 gxf6+, white can also win with Kf5 by shouldering the black king. After Kf5, if black goes Ke7, white will win the h pawn and promote. If after Kf5 black goes Kg7, white can go Ke6 and shoulder the black king and win all the pawns on the king side. Great video Daniel πŸ™‚

  22. You did it, you ruined my Friday, now I will have to solve ten exciting puzzles and cancel my night out.

  23. 14:50 I would love to hear your analysis of 73. f6 gxf6+ 74. Kf5 instead of 74. Kd5. Stockfish 14 shows its better for white (+2.3 depth 49) but not as good as Kd5.

  24. Your worst content and production is what some creators cannot even touch with their best. Always appreciate the amazing effort and output!

  25. Hope you had a good time in Toronto! Thank you so much

  26. that was super fun Danya! just FYI, the orientation of all the puzzles in the lichess study is white – you can change it for the "black to move" puzzles using the settings cogwheel beside each chapter πŸ™‚

  27. Danya uploaded another video of his Endgame series. Today was a good day 😎

  28. Best content out there Danya! You deserve twice the viewers of GothamChess!

  29. You’re yt channel is what people hope for in a chess tutor/master/sensei. It’s amazing how much insight can be found within your channel about this topic. It’s lit cause you’re so passionate about this, are a champ at the game and able to break down complicated ideas into digestible chunks so that anyone can understand it. Not to sound overly optimistic, but the internet is really a great place (when you want to learn), and it’s cool how people can learn from each other both the good and bad. It’s a privilege that we are able to consume vast amounts of knowledge at our fingertips. Knowledge is power , and with great power comes great responsibility. So rather than worrying about superfluous things like cheating ( when the dude is obvs a GM why tf would he need to cheat and cost his career ) unless I am slow and everyone knew he didn’t cheat , (cause the elders of β€œelitist gatekeeping” community would’ve already deemed it as immoral and banished him to the shadow realm πŸ˜‚). So thanks for being you and to whoever reading this, you can make a impact in what you’re passionate about. (Never resign)

  30. These videos have really inspired me to improve my endgame precision-I've now done like 250 pawn-endgame puzzles in the last week on lichess lol.

  31. This is brilliant! Thank you Danya for creating the best chess educational content even on the CGC job. Cheers.

  32. Here's my attempt at solving them. Possible spoilers ahead:

    1. Rb6 leads to a winning pawnrace. Qf4 at the end forces a queentrade into a winning king and pawn endgame.
    2. f6 is a neat clearance sacrifice that allows us to grab opposition and eventually push the black king away from his pawns.
    3. Kd5 forces an awkward decision on white. Move up the a pawn and we run back with the king and take it. Leave it on a4 and we can grab the e-pawn and not leave the square of the a-pawn.
    4. If we allow f5 our king activity is meaningless since we need to run it all the way to the h-file to make good use of it. Hence we are forced to play f5 ourselves.
    5. If recapturing was right, it'd be too easy. I think Kh5 and Kg4 both work, burning a tempo so we don't end up in Zugzwang.

    Well. I have work now but I'll see how I did and watch the video after work.

  33. I'm just here to enjoy the show, but still hope some sticks in the back of my mind and retrieve it if I got such a posittion

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