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  1. 20 May '10 21:21
    there are some helpful videos on www.youtube.com/user/byakuugan86
  2. 22 May '10 14:18
    Thanks for the tip. I'll have to check it out when I get the chance...
  3. 27 May '10 22:51
    Thanks for the link! Some useful tips on there! I subscribed
  4. 04 Jun '10 08:23
    Thanks guys!
  5. 15 Jun '10 04:02
    the videos need sound because I don't like reading and watching the position at the same time
  6. 15 Jun '10 07:27
    SeanGGodley has recently produced an excellent U-tube series on Endgame Strategy based on a book by Lars Bo Hansen. The series covers 15 general principles of strategic endgames which has given me a greater understanding of how to tackle the endgame.
    As an example take a look at
    YouTube&playnext_from=TL&videos=u2OJdUy-eBw
    which deals with Grip and Suppressing Counterplay illustrated with a game between Anand & Leitao.
  7. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    17 Jun '10 10:31
    Is this a joke? Lone King walks around for about 1000 moves at total random while stronger side dances around, doing everything possible to avoid the completely obvious winning plan, namely promoting a pawn? LOL
  8. 24 Jun '10 18:15
    Which video are you talking about? The one lundybishop linked seems pretty legit
  9. 26 Jun '10 02:36
    I think Marinkatomb was referring to the video on byakuugan86's youtube channel. He must not have known that a bishop and edge-pawn cannot win if the bishop is not the same color as the promotion square, so he doesn't understand the moves in the video.
  10. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    26 Jun '10 02:47
    Originally posted by iggy4
    I think Marinkatomb was referring to the video on byakuugan86's youtube channel. He must not have known that a bishop and edge-pawn cannot win if the bishop is not the same color as the promotion square, so he doesn't understand the moves in the video.
    One would think that people would be more careful before typing something like "completely obvious winning plan", but but anonymous internet chess has no shame.
  11. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    26 Jun '10 06:36 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Paul Leggett
    One would think that people would be more careful before typing something like "completely obvious winning plan", but but anonymous internet chess has no shame.
    Yes he made a mistake, calm down people. I'd say it's a little funny that people rated 1100 to 1600 are saying how great this video is. Do you really believe that anyone at that level has any reason for studying such an endgame? Not only is it impractical because it might happen once over 10000 games, but to be honest it was a little over my head, unless he was wasting time, and since I find most people at that level still lose games to one move blunders, its a bit unrealistic to study such an endgame. Just my two cents.

    Obviously, everyone needs to improve, but if you ask me, these videos are a bit of a joke, at least for lower rated players. Without any commentary, the viewer is left free to guess what the guy was thinking, or whether he is even doing it right. And the videos simply aren't realistic. After I saw the first one, I went on to see 50+ moves of the guy playing out some one in a million endgame where three knights beat two knights. Entertainment value? Maybe. Waste of time? No question about it.
  12. 26 Jun '10 10:20
    No, actually these videos have been improving my endgame a lot.... I never thought I'd be able to understand 2 knights vs pawn so well.... even the videos without commentary still contain some very useful concepts.... just the fact that a king can hold 2 knights while retaining the ability to move can be applicable.
  13. 23 Jul '10 04:57
    Eventually I will add difficulty ratings for the videos, so that a low rated player will not mistakenly watch an advanced video and waste his time.