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  1. 2:50

    Black king can go to b1
    If we take the rook

    It's a stalemate.

  2. At 8.24 why not Qd6 and we force a queen exchange but black king is so much closer to the pawns ?

  3. 10:00 couldn't black just go king to a1 then push the pawn and get a draw??

  4. Puzzle 2: Why not push pawn earlier. Won’t that be stalemate if white king doesn’t move?

  5. Your last puzzle has a flaw. King to A2 take pawn. King to C2 block king. King to A1. Knight to wherever. Pawn to A2. If the white king doesn’t move, it’s a draw. If the white king move, the black king gets out of the corner and get a queen. Black wins.

  6. For the second puzzle why BF7 and rush pawns to queen dont work?

  7. At 7:56 White can also play queen to d4 and that achieves the same purpose

  8. Last knight moves: what if black pushes the pawn earlier to get a stalemate?

  9. Pawn to b7, I saw that before you said to pause… Such a briliant move and then queen is forced to take and we take the bishop instead and get out queen.
    Update: I see mow that actually a knigh is way better and such an awesome ending! 😛

  10. I saw E7 at the start of the video but didn't see the phenomenal set-up required to make it work.
    Hmm… I think that about sums up my strategic weakness as a chess player.

  11. I really appreciate the simplicity yet brilliancy of the first puzzle, although the second one is obviously also great.

  12. OK,- it is a cool puzzle, and I would not see as black or white this trap for rook… BUT:
    With a hard endgame, push the pawn to the enemy basic line: Why not the first move the white Bishop to d5? The pawn is covered, the black bishop can move anywhere, and the rook cannot get chess and threaten one of the bishop at the same time. Not as fast as the way you show, but it is not only one move to win. Or did I miss something?

  13. what a great puzzles you always post…
    my question is… do you think chess pro's could solve it fast?

  14. On the first one, isn't an initial Bd5 move any good, easily defending the pawn? It's a long ending after that, but with the pawn staying alive it's not obviously drawn to me.

    In the second one in the line that trades queens, the pawn ending isn't obviously winning to me. If the pawn goes to c4, it will surely be lost whenever white goes after the a-pawn. If the pawn stays on c3, black merely needs to be in position to play Kc4 after white plays Kc2. And white's king won't be able to get in front to chaperone the c-pawn on its own

  15. Puzzle 1 you say that rook takes pawn leaves a drawn game I can't see that I see the bishops forcing mate so I am not a GM but it looks straight forward to me

  16. Black would get the draw easy on the last 1 move u pawn right away then u king can’t move and the knight dose have time to get the check it took 4 move to get the check m8 so when u king in the corner move u pawn then it a draw surly u seen that be so white dose not win if u move u white king u black king will run away or get a queen and win

  17. The smug smile drawn on my face when i realized what the mate was

  18. hello the 2nd game black could get a draw with moving the pawn up earlier so it has no where to move. They don't have to move the king back and forth so you cannot win with the knight.

  19. 10:00 well couldn't black just push the pawn so you'd have to move your king or else it's a stalemate?

    nevermind, the knight can check in 2 moves.

  20. What would happen if black can pushes the pawn immediately after black king comes to a8

  21. In the first puzzle if the rook is pinned and the black king goes to B1, white has to take with the king instead of the bishop, to avoid stalemate.

  22. The second position is a draw black can just push the pawn when the knight is not close

  23. Hmmm. At 10:10 cannot black move the pawn to A2 forcing the white queen to move to avoid stalemate? Then Black queens it's pawn after moving its king. What am I missing?

  24. On the last puzzle, couldn't black have forced a stalemate by moving his pawn 1 or 2 moves earlier than shown?

  25. Second puzzle He could have stalemated😭😭😭😭 just move pawn beforehand ✋

  26. Hi the main line is wrong in the second puzzle… the bishop and queen is hanging right ? How about black played Qa5???

  27. 10:11 I'm not very good at chess, but can't black just play pawn a2 and stalemate the game?

  28. On the first one, why don't we move Bd5 in the first puzzle turn so that way we protect the pawn and it won't be stalemate since the rook is there, so after that we just push the pawn and then checkmate with the new queen?

  29. 8:39 what if you block with queen that will force white to trade but black will be much closer to pawns which will win the game

  30. question:in the second puzzle couldn't black just push the pawn and its a stalemate?

  31. At 5:29 after white bishop to E6, why not Black queen takes bishop on E6?

  32. What if in the second position black decides to push the pawn earlier an trap his own King to get a steelmate?

  33. What if the pawn in the second puzzle moves to a2 before the knight comes near threatening the stalemate? We must move the king

  34. 10:10 black can just push the pawn and get a draw?
    edit: ah…reading the comments taught me the winning move here.

  35. In first puzzle why not Bd5 to defend the pawn with bishop, and in second puzzle why not Qxe6 instead of Kxe6?

  36. I have a question, at 10:11 why can't black push their pawn instead of moving the king back? That would force white king to move otherwise it's a stalemate

  37. What’s stopping black to put themselves into a stalemate at the end by pushing the pawn forward before the knight arrives?

  38. Great chess explained in a very sympathic and professional way!! Thanks so much!!!

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