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
12:00 Lasker, Tarrasch Endgame
20:40 Kortschnoj, Sax Endgame
31:40 Kashlinskaya, Ozturk Endgame
40:40 Danya, FranklinPines Endgame

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119 Comments

  1. 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.

  2. 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

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

  4. Love these videos. Brilliant concepts to pick up on.

  5. 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!

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

  7. 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!

  8. 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 😊

  9. Gracias por el contenido!! Saludos desde Argentina!

  10. 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.

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