15 Rules For The Endgame (Chess Ending Principles)

From Reuben Fine’s very old book, Basic Chess Endings. Hope you learn a thing or two!

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  1. I have a copy of this book. It looks similar to yours!

  2. rule 6: […] it's a draw
    me and my 800 rated opponents
    we'll see about that

  3. Great video. Sure I would like to see more

  4. Would like to know more about how to face two knights or two bishops in an end game and if it's good to trade Queens close to the beginning of a game

  5. Holy mackerel – seems to be the book of the books on that topic. Thank you, Nelson.

  6. A "blocked pawn" is a rather general term that describes a pawn that cannot advance because the square above it is occupied by pieces or pawns and in certain rare cases it can be blocked by a fellow pawn as in doubled pawns the rear one is blockaded. This is different from a backwards pawn, which is a pawn that is behind all pawns on the adjacent files and cannot be safely advanced. A backwards pawn is frequently blockaded, forces built up behind the blockader, then when the blockader moves, can be attacked and won.

  7. I think the point of pushing that passed pawn is that it draws his king away and lets you use your king to take the rest of his pawns

  8. I was always taught that Bishops are better than Knights on an open board and Knights are better on a closed board.

  9. i love how this author managed to figure all of this out way before there were computers to suggest or confirm anything 😀 … thanks for dragging this ancient tome out … this information is invaluable!

  10. This has nothing related to the rules although I love your channel Nelson but in rule no. 8 it's irony that white has the bishop that can only walk on black squares and vice versa

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