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shakmat - Endgame study with kings and pawns [5:21] 
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Post Re: shakmat - Endgame study with kings and pawns [5:21]
Nice video, although the Fritz9 engine andthe notation windows are kind of distracting as one can see the solution :)

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Post Re: shakmat - Endgame study with kings and pawns [5:21]
Hello Shakmat;

That is a wonderful video ... end games are certainly not my forte but you explanation was masterful. The narration was clear and precise.

Keep up the great work!

Cordially

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Post Re: shakmat - Endgame study with kings and pawns [5:21]
I love seeing new endgame videos :)

This illustrates some interesting self-stalemate ideas for black.

1.g5 is a great move. The ability for black to still draw these positions unless white plays precisely is amazing. There's just so much depth to seemingly simple pawn endgames!

In some of those lines where white wins the pawn, it's still a little tricky to win. White needs to be careful not to end up in a drawn K + P vs. K ending.

Great video. You should combine together a few of these pawn ending studies and submit them to the video contest!

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Post Re: shakmat - Endgame study with kings and pawns [5:21]
Sweet Video! Very clear and concise explanation of this somewhat tricky endgame, even when you are talking at warp speed! Even with the fast talking, the video is terrific!
Thanks!
cheers - Warren


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Post Re: shakmat - Endgame study with kings and pawns [5:21]
The video is nice, but there is a flaw: The position is a draw!

After 1.g5 Kxg5 2.Ke4 Kh5! (not 2...Kh4? as played in the video) 3.Kf3 Kg5! Black just gives away the g3 pawn and it's a draw! 4.Kxg3 Kh5 draw according to tablebases.

The key drawing method is after White plays Kxg3, Black MUST play Kh5, the only drawing move. A little non-intuitive because you would think Black should play Kg5 with opposition. But that loses.

The moral of the story: Not all K+P endings with one pawn extra are a win!
Second moral: Check your endgame with an engine with tablebases, before making a video.

Maybe a followup video showing how to draw this postion would be cool :)


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Post Re: shakmat - Endgame study with kings and pawns [5:21]
[quote="Drahacik"]The video is nice, but there is a flaw: The position is a draw!

After 1.g5 Kxg5 2.Ke4 Kh5! (not 2...Kh4? as played in the video) 3.Kf3 Kg5! Black just gives away the g3 pawn and it's a draw! 4.Kxg3 Kh5 draw according to tablebases.

The key drawing method is after White plays Kxg3, Black MUST play Kh5, the only drawing move. A little non-intuitive because you would think Black should play Kg5 with opposition. But that loses.

The moral of the story: Not all K+P endings with one pawn extra are a win!
Second moral: Check your endgame with an engine with tablebases, before making a video.

Maybe a followup video showing how to draw this postion would be cool :)[/quote][quote="Drahacik"]The video is nice, but there is a flaw: The position is a draw!

After 1.g5 Kxg5 2.Ke4 Kh5! (not 2...Kh4? as played in the video) 3.Kf3 Kg5! Black just gives away the g3 pawn and it's a draw! 4.Kxg3 Kh5 draw according to tablebases.

The key drawing method is after White plays Kxg3, Black MUST play Kh5, the only drawing move. A little non-intuitive because you would think Black should play Kg5 with opposition. But that loses.

The moral of the story: Not all K+P endings with one pawn extra are a win!
Second moral: Check your endgame with an engine with tablebases, before making a video.

Maybe a followup video showing how to draw this postion would be cool :)[/quote]


I agree that it is a draw!


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Post Re: shakmat - Endgame study with kings and pawns [5:21]
I concur :D


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Post Re: shakmat - Endgame study with kings and pawns [5:21]
I also did not like the move of the King to h4. He does not need to go there right away. After all the pawn is not under attack. It would be in the next move though, so maybe a pawn move waiting can do it.


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