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Dennis M.: Rubinstein's Pawn Endings [37:00] 
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 Dennis M.: Rubinstein's Pawn Endings [37:00]

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Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:40 pm

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 Re: Dennis M.: Rubinstein's Pawn Endings [37:00]
I love Rubinstein so much. He's by far one of my favorite players. That's something I need to do more of, too - I think everyone does, really; study more endgames! Thanks for the great lesson.

Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:00 pm

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 Re: Dennis M.: Rubinstein's Pawn Endings [37:00]
Thanks Dennis!

One thing I love about chess is how that simplification actually results in greater complexity. When I look at endgames like this I really feel that I am learning chess the wrong way. Josh Waitzkin said in one of his books that endgames shows the strength of pieces in its purest form - if you study the endgame and learn what each piece is truely capable of, then you it will lead to much greater success in positions of so-called greater complexity. It takes real patience to go through endgames though, because its easy to miss the subtlties and to write it off as 'just' another king and pawn endgame. My goal in chess for 2012 is to try to get past this block in my knowledge and to improve my technique, and making so many mistakes in this workout is good motivation for that.

That said, I did figure out most of the plans and saw the double pawn-sac breakthrough in the second game literally instantly, but timing is everything and preperation for the breakthrough is the tricky part.

Actually I asked in the viewer games thead for you to take a look at my recent game in the CV.TV tourney which features a tricky king and pawn endgame, and feautured the same breakthrough idea. I'm selfishly hoping for another week off the Ruy series to hear your thoughts on this one! :D

Thanks again for a nice choice of study.

Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:32 pm

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 Re: Dennis M.: Rubinstein's Pawn Endings [37:00]
That was a great review/reminder about how to play these endings. Thanks as always.

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 Re: Dennis M.: Rubinstein's Pawn Endings [37:00]
Really enjoyed this video. Thanks Dennis!

Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:01 pm
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