Rook endings are among the most difficult in chess. Rook and Pawn endings have their own special rules and a special way of calculation. Bryan examines various rook endings resulting from different openings played through to conclusion. Learn what to think about and step by step how to assess the board.
Content: 252 minutes of instruction and analysis in a series of 6 lectures. PGN Included.
Recommended for: Intermediate Players.
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GM Bryan Smith grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, and currently splits his time between Novi Sad, Serbia and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Some of his accomplishments include first place in the 2008 National Chess Congress, 2009 National Chess Congress, 2010 Philadelphia International, and 2011 Limpedea Cup. He was on the national champion UMBC chess team from 1999 to 2001, and became a GM in 2013. Bryan is the first-ever Grandmaster from Alaska!
Run Time: 00:41:20
Flohr vs. Vidmar
Queen’s Gambit Declined: Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
Run Time: 00:35:15
Smith vs. Melekhina
Run Time: 00:40:28
Spielman vs. Rubinstein
Ruy Lopez: Closed
Run Time: 00:36:20
Alekhine vs. Spielman
French Defense: Classical
Run Time: 00:50:43
Anderson vs. Huebner
Catalan: Open, 5.Qa4
Run Time: 00:48:57
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