Test Your Pawn Endgame Knowledge, Part 2 | Principles of Chess Endgames | GM Naroditsky

In this video, I offer 5 more exercises to test your knowledge of the previous five pawn endgame videos. Each exercise is meant to help review and deepen your understanding of the concepts that I went over in the previous videos, as well as to nuance and strengthen your ability to approach difficult pawn endgames as a whole. Enjoy!

Puzzles

Solutions

00:00 Intro
1:50 Van der Wiel, Torre Endgame
12:00 Lasker, Tarrasch Endgame
20:40 Kortschnoj, Sax Endgame
31:40 Kashlinskaya, Ozturk Endgame
40:40 Danya, FranklinPines Endgame

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40 Comments

  1. 35:12 after Kd2 White of course play PAWN on e4 and not the king πŸ˜„

  2. Reccoment to watch the video in 1080p. I started it in 480p and the vocals was really muffled. Way better once I turned on 1080p. Might be some youtube compression issue.

  3. Incredibile incredibile, thank you so much for these endgame videos

  4. Bro do not insult yourself, you are not competing with house of the dragon, your content is leagues ahead of that ahahaha. Thank you for the lesson I’ll be working through it

  5. Great vid, learned about shouldering , control of square , not exhausting resources . I also lowkey feel as though the puzzles on the app got harder to solve.

  6. Hi Danya! Seeing how much contribution and dedication you have been offering to the chess community, you inspired me to do the same, and by that I mean I want to help you reach a wider audience by translating your contents but I don’t know how to reach you so I left a comment here. There used to be a community captions feature but it has been removed since 2020 and got replaced with a subpar auto-translate feature, so I’m not sure how it works now, but I’ll look into it. My native tongue is Vietnamese so that’s gonna be my main target language, however, I also know enough to proof-read French and Mandarin for grammatical errors.

    If you’re interested, let me know. It will be my pleasure.

  7. Wow nice sir…in lichess i usuually watch ur game..great sir..

  8. πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™

  9. Thank you for the video, and enjoy yourself there!

  10. danya is such a genuine educator. spending all that effort on remaking an hour long video for basically no gain to himself, solely so that the people watching have a more quality product

  11. king of chess teachers. thanks again for the amazing series. it is invaluable

  12. Mindblowing endgames. How many games i lost because i just randomly moved in the endgame without knowing how important these things are.

  13. Daniel..how could you loose to levy in blitz..😭😭

  14. The fact you do this makes you a true role model. So happy for your continued success

  15. Danya, you are the best. I thank you so much for taking the time not only to do this once but twice. My favorite Chess player, commentator, teacher, streamer and impersonator. You’re the man. πŸ™

  16. The first endgame was a bit more difficult than that because you also had to calculate that Ke5 instead of e5 is a draw

  17. Your content is SO excellent, the production is almost academic. I have purchased courses much worse than your original!

  18. You're an amazing content creator. Remaking this video was entirely unnecessary but the effort you put for your audience is very admirable. Thanks for the videos!

  19. just an amazing series. Ver good explanations! Thank you very much.

  20. Love this approach for improving the understanding of chess. Love your video and these videos are quite inspiring and have so much to learn from. Keep making such videos ❀️

  21. Thank you so much for your effort and really high quality content, Daniel! Watching a video of yours is inspiration everytime and motivation to keep on improving even after a time with lack of success.
    p.s: I am happy that I managed to conclude that the King move for White in 50.29 would not work if the pawns were on the b file instead.

  22. 😭😭 PLZ be rook endgames next.. you know everyone wants it

  23. Finally! I’ve been watching this series but have waited to do the tests. I’m speed-running the whole endgame playlist all over again this weekend and will then knock out the test videos after the refresher.
    THANK YOU πŸ™thank you thank you!

  24. Phenomenal job with this series, Danya! I rewatched all the videos and then went through the puzzles carefully. I noticed by the end that I am approaching endgame analysis differently than I was at the start 😊

  25. Gracias por el contenido!! Saludos desde Argentina!

  26. In the first puzzle after g4, you assume g5 allowing for the skewers after the pawn race. If black plays h5 instead, you lock with g5 and then after simultaneous promotion it seems to be a draw

  27. I can't thank you enough for these videos! I've learned so much thanks to you. I pause the video in every critical position and I try to find the right moves, and it's just unreal how much I'm improving thanks to how well you are able to explain these concepts, so thank you so much Daniel!

    A tiny small correction, though: when I was practicing the last position, I calculated a line that I thought that it was winning, but then in the video you said that the move that I had in mind was a premature pawn push, and I think that it isn't. On 46:29 you mention that pushing the d pawn is premature b/c the black king can reach the pawn via f7, but if after black plays Kf7, if white plays f5, then white is still winning… I mean, for sure, your line is probably the easiest, but for some reason I calculated the d6-f5 line and I thought that it was super cool πŸ™‚.

    Once again, thank you so much for being so incredibly awesome!

  28. Love these videos. Brilliant concepts to pick up on.

  29. I'm hesitant to ask, will there be more to this series?

    If you, by chance, mentioned this already somewhere already, I appologize.

  30. Your training is awesome!! Thank you.

  31. I1ve noticed that in many pawn endgame puzzles using intuition is what makes you loose. Only pure calculation work ,what is a bit discouraging because the lines tend to be too long to calculate. On the other hand, it makes me relax about these endings.

  32. in chess 2+2 can be more than 5 πŸ™‚

    note: im actually 2500+ on both lichess and chesscom but i find these videos valuable nevertheless as im finally fully retiring to chess after years and yea tomorrow im playing in this event that is literally called "the memorial of richard reti" so the reti study around 17:30 made me think of that and yea its pretty amazing how maths and geometry works in chess, kinda bends the rules, well, maybe we dont know our universe that well either (btw i only got one out of these ten wrong and it fascinates me how i could miss such a beautiful defense there..) thx for the content much love

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