Visualizing Endgame Outcome: Series 7

Visualizing Endgame Outcome: Series 7


Hello everyone, welcome to my YouTube
channel, today we are going to study about a game between 2 grandmasters of
different styles. Grandmaster Tal is famous for being an attacking and
tactical player while my favorite player which I learned most of his games is
GM Vasily Smyslov. He is famous for being strategical player, having a
sound opening repertoire and positional play but first we study an endgame
problem at Diagram A. As we can see, the last move of white is h4, now after this
move black resigned so, this would be your assignment, analyze this problem why
black resigned. Now we continue to Diagram B, this is still in the opening
stage so the moves were knight takes knight, Bishop takes Knight, Bishop takes
Bishop, then dc3, Queen takes Queen, Rook takes Queen, I’m just wondering why
black exchange his queen since in my opinion white has better development
here and more active pieces so let’s continue and analyze this position in
the main game, so let’s switch to the big chessboard.
We start by playing c4, we are all excited about the new trends inches such
as new variations in the openings are being played in the Tata Steel chess
event, now we go back 50 years ago about this game between grandmaster Vasily
Smyslov vs Mikhail Tal, I want to show you how these two grandmothers have
different styles where grandmaster Tal cannot respond to the positional style
of grandmaster Smyslov, continuously Nf6, g3, c5 Bg2 ,this is the
English variation or English opening with Fianchetto variation
continuously, Nc6, Nc3, g6 Nf3, Bg7, castling, castling, b3
this move is somehow a bit new to me as I discovered now because this game is 50
years ago but the idea of this move is inviting peace exchange and I know there
is a motive of this exchange as it will be shown later continuously, d5, cxd5,
Nxd5, Bb2, Nxc3, this is the Diagram B, I don’t know why grandmaster
Tal wants to exchange pieces, Bishop takes, Bishop takes, pawn takes, Queen
takes Queen, but there are other moves Qa5 looks ok to me if I’m playing
black here I won’t exchange queens here because I have already exchanged the
bishop at g7, a weak king side and there’s another move also
which is Qc7 which is still okay or even a good move now let’s continue
after Queen takes Queen Rook takes, Bf5 well black wants to develop
but after this more Nh4, for me this is the start where white is already
gaining momentum to gain advantage. After this move, Be6 then Bishop takes, b
takes, black now has a double pawn, there’s saying that “if you have a double pawn
it’s a mortal sin in any position in endgame” so continuously, Nf3 that
double pawn would be penetrated by the kight so f6 avoiding night jump.
Nd2, Rfd8 for example, if f5 then Nf3 ,c4
Nd4 attacking the bishop then Kf7, this position is much better for
white so continuously after Rfd8, Ne4 attacking the pawn, c4, Nc5
attacking the bishop, Bf5, f3 restricting bishop moves, Bc2, Rook
takes Rook, takes, Kf2, Kf7, now.. there’s another move here Rd1
exchanging pieces so after Rook takes, Bishop takes, b4, white is much better
here, as you can see so it’s still an interesting position but really white is
better here so after this move Kf7 then b4,
Bf5, Ke1, e5, Nb7 attacking rook, Rd7, Na5
attacking c6 and c4 pawns, c5, b takes c5, 1 pawn up now for white, Rd5
attacking the pawn, Nb7 protecting it, Rd7 attacking the knight,
Nd6 check, Ke7, g4 for attacking the bishop, Be6, Rb1, Rc7,
Rb7 attacking the Rook, Rook takes exchanging of Rooks is advantageous to
White. Knight takes, Kd7, Nd6, h6, Kf2, now we are in the endgame position
which Knight versus Bishop. Kc6, Ke3, a5 if King takes c5 after this
move then there is Ne4 check so it’s not good
idea to take the pawn at c5 so after a5 then Ne8 attacking the f6, f5 push,
Ng7 attacking the bishop, Bd7, gf5, gf5, f4- I believe this move is the winning
move because the pawn at e5 cannot take the pawn at f4 because the King would be
closer to the f5 pawn and having a better position which can be a reason to
win which is a very good move after Kd5, c6, Bc8, there are other moves
such as Bishop takes, but there is Knight takes pawn and if it’s King takes pawn
fxe5 which is winning. Now after Bc8, c7, Kd6.. approaching
the pawn, now h4… Black Resigns… This is the Diagram “A”, so I leave this
position as your assignment, I hope you enjoyed watching my YouTube channel and
this game.. so Thank you so much God bless.. bye.. Thanks for subscribing…

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