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Wonderfully done. I think essential moves towards the end game should be well entrenched in our minds, and this video in particular is a goldie for beginners. Keep it up!

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Thanks, I'm glad you like it! If you have any other endgame video requests, feel free to post them here, PM me, or post suggestions in the video ideas thread in the general discussion forum.


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First of all, since I didn't know where to leave this comment - I just added it here, thanks a lot for all those free Tutorial videos. It's a pleasure to enjoy these instructional visual /audio lessons apart from my chess books. Keep it up, and make this site bigger.


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Thanks! If you have any video requests feel free to PM me.


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I thought that the video was great and it really helped me but what else i want to know is what do u do if he's ahead of your pawn and your on a corner what do you do. please email me back or make another video. My email adres is Travisdellard@yahoo.com. Thanks!!!


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abcboy,

Thanks for posting, I can make a short video explaining the play with one side has a rook pawn. As a summary though, all positions in King + rook pawn vs. King are draws (if the lone king can get in front of the pawn).


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Nice video. I wish I had seen it several years ago when I started playing again. It took a while for that lesson to sink in on me. I am still a little unsure on distant opposition, but I have a good handle on this lesson. Thanks.


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Nice video but it seems that our definition of key squares is somewhat different as you can see in my lesson about the key squares.


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Glad you like the video, and thanks for the link. That's an interesting lesson you made.

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Good, clear explanation of opposition, but it should be noted that if the white king is one square ahead of his pawn who wins and who loses all depends on who has opposition. But if the white king is two squares ahead of his pawn white always wins (assuming perfect play) because a.) if black must move first white wins because he has the opposition and b.) if it is white's turn to move he can move his pawn instead of his king, thereby regaining the opposition against black.

I just point it out because while you showed the position and did comment on it briefly, some beginners might not know they should always have a winning game if their king is two squares ahead of their pawn because they can always get the opposition against black, no matter who has to move.

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Budokan: Good points.

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Post Re: JoshSpecht - Lesson: Winning with King & P v King [4:56]
[url][/url][img]http://www.chessvideos.tv/bimg/2ojyb97c06g4s.png[/img]
e2 and Ke4 vs Ke6:

1. e3 Kd6
2. Kf5 Ke7
3. Ke5

as the video states, if ... Ke8? 4. Ke6 wins.

but if black plays kd7-ke7 repeatedly, how does white win?
Diagram- http://www.chessvideos.tv/bimg/2j455q2jejqcw.png]


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Post Re: JoshSpecht - Lesson: Winning with King & P v King [4:56]
From the diagram in your post

1. e3 Kd6
2. Kf5 Ke7
3. Ke5 Kd7
4. Kf6!
denying access to e7 (this seems to be what you missed) Kd6
5. e4
regaining the opposition Kd7
6. e5 Ke8
7. Ke6!
a critical move to regain the opposition Kf8
8.Kd7
now White controls the queening square Kf7
9. e6+ Kf8
10. e7+ Kf7
11. e8=Q+ *

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