You Need To Know This Endgame

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8/2K5/8/8/7p/8/6PP/5k2 w – – 0 1

Puzzle Details:
Kastnelson, 1971

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  1. It's weird, I don't even play chess and I find this channel strangely addicting

  2. The fact of the matter is that Black cannot stop White from promoting at least one pawn.

  3. Thanks Nelson I had a chance to look at itπŸ˜‚

  4. Wasn't en passant *forced*, AnarchyChess says so

  5. Yay! I was the one to get us over 1k likes, woohoo!! πŸ™‚

  6. At 2:59, why instead of moving forward the black pawn (forcing later the king to go to G as shown in the video), the black player doesn't just play KH7. So he can play against the clock only moving KH7-KH8. From my understanding it would result in the same situation shown where it's a draw because of the white pawn crowned too early.

  7. When the Computer says mate in 14 and you're confused as hell.

  8. No way, white would just approch it's king and checkmate black.

  9. 3:22 what if black tucks his kinge up in h1? you have to chicken out the queen or its stalemate, dosnt this open up black to go for a draw by repititon?

  10. You incorrectly called the initial situation a draw. If white gets the queen without bringing the king closer, he can still win the game.

    When the black king is at H1 and the black pawn is at H2, moving the white queen to F1 is checkmate. All white has to do is keep checking him and moving the queen closer. Eventually, black will either make a mistake and move the king away from the pawn, allowing it to be taken or will move in front of the pawn allowing the checkmate at F1. Black really doesn't have any other options.

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  12. No Way Nelson just said En Passant doesnt Make Sense Wow En passant always makes sense

  13. If faced with this situation in a live game, how would you intuit the right move? It requires you to think several moves ahead. Are there people who have trained themselves to play this out in their heads under time pressure?

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  16. 1:32 Kd6 so it can keep going along the diagonal to reach g3 asap

  17. Oh but when you get the white queen at the start when you move one square you check with promotion and you can just control square of promotion so that’s a win… right?

  18. I already saw this puzzle from another channel

  19. 3:22 You didnt explain what happens when black king goes to the corner hoping for stalemate here!!!
    I’m super irritated by this. Bad content!

  20. when king is stuck h1 under the pawn if the queen goes f1 its checkmate no?

  21. Seems like en passant does make sense, forced or not, because if the king is always one space between the advancing last remaining white pawn, it can just take the queen after promoting, for a draw, right?

  22. This also relied on black wasting a move.

  23. or just do a zigzag check pattern from a2 b1 c2 d1 e2 f1 controlling g2 and h3 diagonal preventing the king from getting near the pawn, then you take the pawn ez

  24. At 1:28 black would never go Kh1 because the king would still be in the way. Anybody would naturally move Kg1 instead, and I think white would not win this game in that case.

  25. 1:00 i dont understand how he took a pawn, its an ilegal Move right?

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