# World Chess Champion π Viswanathan Anand Teaches Chess Endgames [chess24]

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Anand Teaches How to Play the Endgame

Multiple World Chess Champion GM Viswanathan “Vishy” Anand is widely known as one of the best players of the last 3 decades. He was the first Indian GM, exerting big influence into one of the leading countries nowadays.

A great lecturer himself, nobody doubts about his great understanding on the game. In this video, part of his course “Learn to play chess with a World Champion”, he explores the most important concepts in the endgame, analyzing the basic pawn endgames everybody should know.

If you ever wondered what the opposition, the rule of the square or zugzwang is, the “Tiger of Madras” is here to help you!

Learn how to quickly calculate if a pawn queens without the help of other pieces with the important square rule. The next diagram will help you to understand this important rule: Anand Teaches Endgame

To create the “square”, you need to count how many squares are needed to the pawn to queen, and then count the same number of squares to the left (or left) to the pawn. That way you made a “square” like in the diagram.

The secret of the rule is very easy. If the black king can step in the square, then he can catch the pawn. If he can’t, then the pawn is unstoppable. So, if in this position is Black to play, he moves 1…Kd4(5), with a draw. But, if White moves first, then 1.h5 wins.

Then, Vishy some endgames where the kings are near the passed pawn, which are more difficult to master. But, with the GM advice and easy rules to remember, you will never more have doubts about the right move.

Is Anand the best chess player ever?

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2. vijyant mehrotra says:

Very nice explanation Anand Sir

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Arabic translation file with all videos and thank you

4. Carlos Da Cruz says:

gosto muito das aulas de Anand.

5. Xiao Wu says:

First dislike don't worry I will never do it now

6. Xiao Wu says:

1:30 white goes first 2:16 black goes first so black will draw if white goes first he/she will win

7. Myth Buster says:

There is no I lol.

Thanks

9. Jpoyvil Vil says:

Thanks Anand

10. art & crafts with nitesh says:

Hey anand sir how check mate with one bishop and one knight , king and opponent. Pieces is one king and night plz you make a this check mate video

11. drutgat2 says:

Good concepts to know about, but I did not understand how to calculate the number of squares for the first idea he talked about. Is it a specific number of squares (four) that lets you know that the opposing King is 'outside' the square? If not, how do you know whether the opposing King is inside or outside the square?

12. Cosmos BFN says:

When will I become a GM?

13. Akshaynath says:

Thanks anand

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16. t b g 2 channel l says:

Tamil

17. Jim Kyle says:

Just a small point: 'h' is pronounced "aitch", not haytch".

18. TECHz NEWS says:

play full match tips

19. Senthilnathan Hari says:

Thanks grandmaster….

20. Krishna Teja says:

Amazing!

21. Usha Nandhini Sudhakar says:

Thanks anand

22. purushottam sonare says:

Amazing Anand sir ππππ

23. Pramila Koolwal says:

Wow!! Learning chess froma super GM and multiple times world champion. What else can you ask for?

24. sai charan says:

Amazing

25. CHESS AND COMMERCE JOURNEY says:

Great

Thanks coach for this endgame vedio I have learned a lot. Thanks for the effort do this vedio keep safe and God bless coach!

27. ms hariharan says:

Delete this video. Vishy is a genius. No need to teach this basic. Someone else can handle.

28. Butt Kifayat says:

Where can i get middle game from vishy sir

29. Ray Gordon Teaches Chess says:

I'm 2287 peak these days so I think I can learn from this. Endgames don't happen a lot but the entire game is on the line whenever they do, like a last-minute FG in the NFL.