Advanced Pawn Endgame Concepts | Beginner to Master | Principles of Chess Endgames | GM Naroditsky

This video continues our journey into the heart of pawn endgames with a detailed overview of all things related to proper king use. We examine the 9 most important king use techniques, and then put them into practice by carefully analyzing a wealth of real-life examples.

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00:00 Intro
01:44 Waiting Move Sacrifice
14:40 Moving The Lawn
27:00 Moving Your Opponent’s Pawns
40:10 Inducing Weaknesses
50:10 Corresponding Squares
01:01:10 Keeps The Pawns Back
01:07:00 Conclusion

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  1. I love endgames, they are so technical and precise!!!

  2. 1:00:45 not really. F5 is corresponding with B5, not A5. The problem is not that black is on A5, the problem is that black cannot access B5 because white's pawn prevents it.

  3. This videos are absolutely amazing. It is much appreciated. I will try to advertise the channel and the series in my chess club. Keep up the work please.

  4. This is incredible thanks a ton for these. That Persson-Ragger/moving the opponent's pawns example was really instructive, I would have never thought that position was drawable, but now I have added this "chucking the pawns to force a drawn king pawn vs king endgame" idea to my toobox for seemingly lost positions.

  5. I wouldn't mind if you took all the time you needed to explain everything you want about each example, instead of rushing to fit it all into an hour

  6. This is crazy good. I am going to watch the whole series again as its not trivial to comprehend everything in one go. Thank you Danya. Hopefully you hit 300K subs soon and then go on towards 1M subs sometime in future.

  7. wow all of the videos in this series are fantastic but this one is really the most informative chess video ive ever watched, won so many more games with just a basic memory of these concepts

  8. Really the best explaination you will get on youtube

  9. I think Danya actually made a mistake… or maybe not a mistake based on the definition he gave but at least an inconsistency in logic – 1:00:43
    I feel like really b5 and f5 are corresponding squares except that whites pawn covers b5. Saying a5 and f5 are corresponding squares is just really saying that a5 is a corresponding square because the real corresponding square is unavailable. It makes the pattern less identifiable..

  10. Danya is the best teacher there is, 2 minutes ad is now playing, so Im taking this time to write this comment
    Supporting at least in some way, when you are doing all of this for free
    Thank you

  11. Surely somebody said already but the position in 12:45 is called Trebuchet.

  12. You showed the Runbinstein game already in your first endgame video.

  13. Has to be the number one channel for those of us who want to get better at chess

  14. The length of the video doesn't matter Danya, we can just pause it and come back to it if we can't watch all in one sitting. Thank you for the awesome master class

  15. In the last position Danya.. why is the corresponding square to f5 a5 and not b5? Black loses either way but technically the corresponding square should be b5 no?

  16. I actually want to stop playing chess. But because of this video I decided to keep playing chess 😂. Thank you GM 🙏 you made Chess easy to digest

  17. Best Serious (educational) chess channel on Youtube. Didn't think someone could beat Tony Rotella 🙂

  18. The corresponding example has an error. The corresponding square to F5 is not A5. After Kf5-Ka5 white has the opposition with Ke5 and wins after Ka6, Ke6, Ka7, Ke7.

  19. I prefer gothamchess for opening but for middle game and end game no one is better than naroditsky…

  20. that was a lot more instructive than I thought it would be! Thanks so much for the video I loved it!

  21. Danya is the only person ever to make me excited about learning endgames ❤️

  22. 48:10 Inducing weakness by undermining opponent pawn chain via pawn sac in endgame probably deserves a moniker. How about calling it An Incantation when done to improve accessibility to a weakness. As in "Come closer my pretty." That too is a worthy namesake in and of itself. Either should prove valuable as an excellent reminder.

  23. Danya, you're the goat. I and I'm sure others, appreciate this content a lot

  24. Very instructive videos – it really helps my son and it is the right format of teaching in our view!

  25. I just played an endgame where I had passed pawns on both the a and h files. Thanks to Danya and this amazing series, I spent the endgame excited and geeking out about having super wide trousers 😂 I love the terminology.

  26. learned a lot!!!! hope i win more in tournaments

  27. I'm enjoying the autosubs for zugzwang: ''xuxon'', ''Zoom's Funk'' and ''zoogspan''

  28. Great video, as lucid as one expects from Danya! Can anyone recommend a good collection of resources for learning intermediate and advanced endgame concepts?

  29. watched till 30 mins, head spinning

  30. 26:09 I will 100% promote to a bishop next time this happens!

  31. One question: In the corresponding square example, f5 and a5 should NOT be corresponding squares. f5 and b5 are corresponding square. However, c4 pawn prevents black entering Kb5 with cause zugzwang for black. Am I right?

  32. Im going to be playing in a major tournament in April! These have taken me from a 1700 player with zero endgame knowledge to a 1700 with a good bit of endgame knowledge, and tons if unearned confidence! 😂 I love these simple and memorable "pawn-cepts"!

  33. Grob was Swiss and he was Swiss champion twice, in 1939 and 1951.

  34. At 48:15 h5 – which was my first thought – is even better than g4.

  35. The position at 50:10 is an endgame study by Franz Sackmann, published by "Deutsche Arbeiter-Schachzeitung", 1912.

  36. Thank you very much! Your lessons are great!

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