# Test Your Pawn Endgame Knowledge, Part 2 | Principles of Chess Endgames | GM Naroditsky

In this video, I offer 5 more 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
1:50 Van der Wiel, Torre Endgame
20:40 Kortschnoj, Sax Endgame
31:40 Kashlinskaya, Ozturk Endgame
40:40 Danya, FranklinPines Endgame

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2. @МаркЛюбаров says:

Danya, thanks for the video! Super informative and instructive!I wanted to add, I think, a necessary line to the third puzzle that makes it more amazing and even better shows the power of corresponding squares. I actually thought it would be a main line:)In 35:21 black went Kd5 followed by K:f3 Ke5 and maneuver Kf2-e1-d2-d3 with a win for white. Instead of Kd5 black could go Kc4 K:f3 Kd3. Now on Kf2 Kc4 Ke2 Kc3 and it seems like a deadlock for white. D3-f3, c4-f2 and c3-e2 are pairs of corresponding squares. So after Kd3 white follow with Kf2 Kc4 Kg2! Kc3 Kg3! And black are in zugzwang! For example, Kc4 Kf2 and white winsPlease do not rerecord the whole video for this. This one was good enough:)

3. @janicobrackenmillioniarely1617 says:

4. @Scar1etSpid3r says:

42:18 I am very excited for queen endgame videos! When is that coming out?

5. @onlychessbydhanush230 says:

Great video

6. @uifwastaken says:

in chess 2+2 can be more than 5 :)note: im actually 2500+ on both lichess and chesscom but i find these videos valuable nevertheless as im finally fully retiring to chess after years and yea tomorrow im playing in this event that is literally called "the memorial of richard reti" so the reti study around 17:30 made me think of that and yea its pretty amazing how maths and geometry works in chess, kinda bends the rules, well, maybe we dont know our universe that well either (btw i only got one out of these ten wrong and it fascinates me how i could miss such a beautiful defense there..) thx for the content much love

7. @schizoframia4874 says:

Where does he find these games?

8. @peristiloperis7789 says:

I1ve noticed that in many pawn endgame puzzles using intuition is what makes you loose. Only pure calculation work ,what is a bit discouraging because the lines tend to be too long to calculate. On the other hand, it makes me relax about these endings.

9. @thetransferaccount4586 says:

super interesting exercises

10. @travispick5160 says:

In the first puzzle after g4, you assume g5 allowing for the skewers after the pawn race. If black plays h5 instead, you lock with g5 and then after simultaneous promotion it seems to be a draw

11. Saniok Sasha says:

Amazing video!

12. Harry Sweeney says:

Your training is awesome!! Thank you.

13. Suraj Geddam says:

"Black's king is zugged" Lmao

14. That Guy says:

I'm hesitant to ask, will there be more to this series? If you, by chance, mentioned this already somewhere already, I appologize.

15. Jayson Beck says:

Love these videos. Brilliant concepts to pick up on.

16. Josep Ma Sobrepere Profitós says:

I can't thank you enough for these videos! I've learned so much thanks to you. I pause the video in every critical position and I try to find the right moves, and it's just unreal how much I'm improving thanks to how well you are able to explain these concepts, so thank you so much Daniel!A tiny small correction, though: when I was practicing the last position, I calculated a line that I thought that it was winning, but then in the video you said that the move that I had in mind was a premature pawn push, and I think that it isn't. On 46:29 you mention that pushing the d pawn is premature b/c the black king can reach the pawn via f7, but if after black plays Kf7, if white plays f5, then white is still winning… I mean, for sure, your line is probably the easiest, but for some reason I calculated the d6-f5 line and I thought that it was super cool 🙂.Once again, thank you so much for being so incredibly awesome!

17. james frazier says:

😭😭 PLZ be rook endgames next.. you know everyone wants it

18. Ethan C says:

Finally! I’ve been watching this series but have waited to do the tests. I’m speed-running the whole endgame playlist all over again this weekend and will then knock out the test videos after the refresher.
THANK YOU 🙏thank you thank you!

19. Ryan Boyd says:

Cheers for the re-record

20. Ethan C says:

Phenomenal job with this series, Danya! I rewatched all the videos and then went through the puzzles carefully. I noticed by the end that I am approaching endgame analysis differently than I was at the start 😊

21. Germán Sandoval says:

Gracias por el contenido!! Saludos desde Argentina!

22. ChessMariano says:

Thank you so much for your effort and really high quality content, Daniel! Watching a video of yours is inspiration everytime and motivation to keep on improving even after a time with lack of success.p.s: I am happy that I managed to conclude that the King move for White in 50.29 would not work if the pawns were on the b file instead.

23. Anteh77k says:

My sensei danya.

24. Dave Westner says:

whoa, cool!

25. a_white_kitten says:

<3