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.