# The MAIN Reason Why You LOSE This Chess Endgame

The MAIN Reason Why You LOSE This Chess Endgame

According to Mark Dvoretsky, A. Studenecki suggested the floating-square rule in chess in 1939. If a square whose two corners are occupied by pawns (on the same rank) reaches the edge of the board, then one of those pawns must queen. In Today’s video I explain in details how this rule functions.

Enjoy! Thanks for watching!

1. TK_Krovuz [The_Kitter] says:

The second condition you can push 2 blocks beacuase it is the first pawn move

2. BONEMEBURNER says:

This doesn't work for Black pawns on a3 and c3, white ling on b3

3. Gamergod says:

You literally moved them up from the 5th rank to 6th

4. Ghost0fHerobrine says:

Thanks

5. Homeship says:

They’re on different ranks what

6. Benjamin Potter says:

7. tree meme says:

If you move pawn h5 cant you checkmate

8. random finn says:

Or ya know take the king

9. Kirvyplayz BG says:

Wait why can't you just go like king c4 c3

10. Dr Rayman says:

There is a simpler rule, called the "rule of 7". You start counting the rank of the two pawns, taking as rank nr. 1 the 1st rank of their own side. Then you add the number of squares separating the two pawns to the number of the rank. If the total sum is 7 or more, one pawn is promoted without the assistance of the K. For example, here we have: in the first example, the two black pawns are on the 4th rank (counting from the black side!) and they are separated by three pawns. 4+3 = 7, so the promotion of one pawn is achieved. In the second case, the pawns are on the 3rd rank (from their own side) and they are still separated by 3 squares. 3+3 = 6, the promotion cannot be achieved. Cool, eh? 😎

11. DeHooman says:

Why don’t you just move the pawns up? Get it?

12. Cheezy says:

Are you Romanian? Cuz you sound like Bogdan from Breaking Bad

13. Some random guy says:

"Poosh the pawn"

14. thefastmeow says:

I never knew there was another box rule, this one will be useful in endgames

15. LCC CDT. 2LT, VILLARUEL PATRICK G. says:

you put the 2black pawn and the king in higher place

16. Daniel Yuan says:

I wished I knew this trick earlier. I was in a position where I sacrificed an exchange to get to this type of position, but my pawns were one square too far behind, so I lost both my pawns, and the game.

Keep in mind that I could have won if I didn't make the exchange sacrifice. I had also used so much brainpower to that 30-minute game. It was a shame that I lost.

17. LiquidTom says:

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18. Ernesto Jr Payongayong says:

Other side pawn move white wins

19. E says:

What to do if we meet the floating square?

20. Commission Swampert says:

I’ve had this endgame and ended by stalemate but never came back

21. Me Noob says:

Move the white pawn ?

22. Marp_ says:

How oddly specific! Very nice.

23. Ptao Tom says:

Or ya know take the king

24. Sleet827 says:

Who else loved how those circling arrows revolved around the kings

25. nn says:

Why can't I after black Kf6 go to a pawn? I can just take it and black loses

26. RF says:

At the start he made a red square and I can’t unsee it now

27. G11mfan says:

How did that black e pawm did not get taken throughout the whole game

28. Rajveer Patil says:

Pin me if I trick you

29. Dhruv Joshi says:

What if you checked with the white pawn, and escorted the second

30. maximix says:

Cant whitejust repeat in the end?

31. Master Soojan says:

So it's a drawn position right?

32. Cool Videos! Khatamovs says:

1… Kf6 2. Kc5 Kg7 3. Kc6
Draw?🥸🥸🥸

33. average amogus sussy balls fan says:

I'll instantly say no before you ask me if I know why I keep losing chess

34. Ryan Rutgers says:

Bro you can you just do everything u said when you said they can’t be stoped but when the black pawn is one square from queening just check the black king and the control the square of promotion

35. no says:

I don't even play ♟️

36. Winches 2 says:

Do you

37. Robert Ehrenworth says:

Did not know this concept. Good stuff! Keep them coming please!

38. Hola Soydora says:

I thought it was whites turn

39. LEMPOLIOS says:

When on earth would this ever happen in a real game

40. Asuna 6.9 says:

I think this would be rare because the center pawn is always eaten

41. Michael Edwards-Houpapa says:

4 conditions it has to be you’re turn

42. Racky Rodz says:

Why did you put the king in center always. Why not go near the edge pawn hahha

43. Kharon says:

Why didnt Qc6 just push Pa6 after Qg7 move to f6?

44. 01juniorpen [GD] says:

i dived into the chess endgame rabbit hole and there is so much i have to learn

45. spamclicker_gammimg says:

'The edge of the board has to be edge'

46. Da Duck DD says:

Bro got 2 bishops on white

47. DumbPotatooosking says:

How can I win in this position with white

48. PhoenixSeer says:

And that kids, is why you should always learn the difference of a rectangle and a square

When the pawn is going to promote to a queen check the black king by the pawn and you will have time to kill the pawn

50. ĐÏŁŚHØĐ says:

Who know piesec one move