Chess lesson # 23: Endgames | The rule of the square | Passed pawns are meant to be pushed

Chess 4 All: In this video, we are going to learn how to use the square rule along with other simple Chess endgames, which we cannot ignore. Likewise, we will go over the definition of what a passed pawn is and of course how to use its power.

01:03 The Square Rule
04:52 The Passed Pawn
07:18 Other exercises

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  1. Sir pls don't stop making video like this:)

  2. Comment For Youtube Algorithm !!
    Best Tutorial on YOUTUBE !

  3. ok finally I watched all videos from you. Thanks for all of your videos. I hope you can reach your target on youtube and on your real life bro. Keep pushing, may be we will see each other at the real tournament :)) good luck for your life thanks again !!

  4. This simple video FINALLY made it clear to me EXACTLY what a passed pawn is and isn't, thank you!

  5. Such a great method of teaching,love from india

  6. Took concepts that sometimes felt like a mystery and explained them simply. Thanks!

  7. Very simple and effective learning.Thanks a lot.Fantastic lectures!

  8. I've been studying your lessons from the beginning, and I finally won my first 1000 elo game today. Thank you for your teaching!

  9. How can I become a member of your channel?

  10. How your explanation has made it so easy! Remarkable.

  11. Magnus Carlsen should watch this video, apparently he doesn't know what the rule of the square is…

  12. What if the pawn can't reach the end square on time? How should we use our king for assisstance? I tried it and it ended in a stale mate.

  13. Of all the YouTube chess masters, I find you the most clear. As a college professor, I very much appreciate how good of a teacher you are.

  14. Thnx to this endgame tricks becoz otherwise i always lose or stalemate because of these situations

  15. Reaching 500 soon Sir 😁😁😁 Thanks from the bottom of my heart 🤗🤗🤗 You are awesome ! My pace can be slow, but consistency is helping a lot Sir 😋 You are awesome ! Love from India 💚💛

  16. great content man really helpful. counting those squares was really confusing and troublesome for me and often times i found myself blundering due to it but now that it is clear to me it will help me improve my endgames a lot

  17. Really i begin your lesson 2 days ago and i get a lot of things. And today i beat the nelson (1300) and agressive bot. Really i appreciate it! Thanks for the lessons.

  18. Robert, so the rule of the square is drawn (in my mind) at my next square, not from the square I currently occupy, correct??

  19. Really fantastic video as usual! I've played chess on and off since I was a kid and have been stuck at probably an advanced beginner level for years. Your videos are incredibly helpful and I'm already seeing a lot of improvements


  21. You are making amazing series
    I have started yesterday and i won against my college sir( by pirc defense) because of you sir thank you for Making videos

  22. I'm so accustomed to watching your long videos 🤣

  23. You lost me at 9:38 K e5 to d6 after you moved pawn? That's two moves and then you moved the black king back?

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