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Post Re: gentlewhisper - Minor Pieces: Basics [54:54]
I love your series on the endgame, the thought process is well laid out and easy to underestand.

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Post Re: gentlewhisper - Minor Pieces: Basics [54:54]
Thx =D
I am sure though that these are much too simple positions for you ;)
There will be more intersting stuff but I just wanted to make a theoretical intro before I start with analysing endgames from games and studies.


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Post Re: gentlewhisper - Minor Pieces: Basics [54:54]
gentlewhisper wrote:
... I am sure though that these are much too simple positions for you ;) ...

Yes and no. It is always helpful to review such endings and to know them well. The more I see them the more I remember them, the more I can see my way to trading down in a game to achieve what I know will be a winning ending.

I think it would be cool if you and Peter Lalic made a web page index of endgame positions that link to you respective videos. It would make it very easy for our viewers to go there, look up N+P endings, find the most appropriate position from a diagram and click it to watch the video.

:thumleft: Mad props for your efforts in this! :thumright:

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Post Re: gentlewhisper - Minor Pieces: Basics [54:54]
Great video!! Very well done. You cover important material in a clear and concise manner. I feel much better prepared going into a minor piece end game now. Thanks!


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Post Re: gentlewhisper - Minor Pieces: Basics [54:54]
GW, this is another well-done professional video! :)

[quote="gentlewhisper"]
I am sure though that these are much too simple positions for you ;)
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I get this comment a LOT at my club and online about various books i've purchased or studied.
It's a big fallacy in my opinion.

[quote="GM Kotov"]"Tal has often commented that he regularly watches the chess lessons on TV meant for lower rated players. His idea is that the repetition of the elements can never do any harm, but rather polishes up the grandmaster's thoughts." [/quote]
Grandmaster Alexander Kotov, Play Like a GM, Batsford 1978, p.22.
Awesome quote, huh??

In my opinion, Experts (2000+) don't know any magic tricks, they just employ the basic basic elementary fundamentals (eg checkmate patterns) with more consistency and less hesitation, and cut out the vast majority of blunders. What i'm trying to say is that polishing and nailing down the basics u already know is time well spent, often more productive than studying some sophisticated stuff u dont know as well... What's that saying, the amateur practices til he gets it right-- the professional practices til he can't get it wrong.


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Post Re: gentlewhisper - Minor Pieces: Basics [54:54]
Agree with much of what has been said. Just wanted to say a great video and well organised.


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Post Re: gentlewhisper - Minor Pieces: Basics [54:54]
Thanks again guys =D

Katar, you always come with cool quotes. Again interesting ones =D
Actually, that's the same thing my chess buddy always says ..about 2200+.
He always insists on learning stuff so that if you are woken up in the middle of the night you have to be able to do it. In German there is sort of an idiom for it and sounds much cooler but it stresses the same point ^^. Practice til you can't get it wrong.


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Post Re: gentlewhisper - Minor Pieces: Basics [54:54]
This was an awesome video.


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