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Mon May 17, 2010 9:37 am
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Post Re: Hitchhiker - Endgame Training 1 [26:56]
The book title is "Chess Endgame Training" by Bernd Rosen (Gambit). If you're wondering what you're hearing in the background, that's SomaFM, my favorite internet radio station. 8)


Mon May 17, 2010 9:44 am
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Post Re: Hitchhiker - Endgame Training 1 [26:56]
From the first position after 1.h5, you can't play 1...f6 (stoppting 2. g5) because of h7 and h8=Q! Oops. Moving the king over is the only posibility, but it should be a win for white after g5.

Still watching, interesting video.


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Post Re: Hitchhiker - Endgame Training 1 [26:56]
I see you spotted it! Also thought you were gonna miss the mate opportunity (Kd6 I think) in the second puzzle but you did find it.

One piece of advice to you to improve would be to analyse a little more before you move the pieces. I do admit that this might make for less interesting videos though...


Mon May 17, 2010 9:09 pm
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Post Re: Hitchhiker - Endgame Training 1 [26:56]
Thank you for your comments. Yes, it's all live so I'm going to embarrass myself from time to time, like with f6 :mrgreen:

I agree that moving the pieces is not ideal, however I want these videos to be accessible for everyone. Probably I should take a bit more time to think during variations.


Tue May 18, 2010 4:45 am
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Post Re: Hitchhiker - Endgame Training 1 [26:56]
Good idea for a video.

In the first one, I thought a black plan of bringing the king to h7 and then playing f5 might draw but it seems that the white king just gets over in time to win.


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Post Re: Hitchhiker - Endgame Training 1 [26:56]
sorry but after the first 2 moves I stoped this blunder - h6 - of course - but f6 from black ???? maybe as a nice present under time pressure - but why react to this blunder with an own blunder and move the white king instead of advancing the now unstoppable h pawn ??? After moving the king - black Kf7 and the game is drawn with good play by black

...Kf7 3. Ke3 Kg8 4. Kf4 Kh8 5. g5 fxg5 6. Kxg5 Kg7 an black wins the h pawn due to Zugzwang - but can not promote because white gets the opposition and is able to block the promotion



The position shows that black is completely lost after Kf8 - only move - and next g7 with white - because black has got no more moves except walking with his king from f8 to g8 - or advancing his f pawn with a loss of it and two passers of which one promotes by force - white on the other side can leisurely approach with his King to assist the birth of a lovely Queen

I recommend taking this video offline ASAP


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Post Re: Hitchhiker - Endgame Training 1 [26:56]
Maybe it would be best if you started by doing videos for novices with simpler positions and then move on. Or else thereĀ“ll be these blunders that end up affecting a well intended video


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