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Chess - Learn How To Find Tactical Strikes: Pawn Promotion

teacher avatar Viktor Neustroev, ​Chess coach & entrepreneur

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4 Lessons (15m)
    • 1. Pawn Promotion: Puzzle 1

    • 2. Pawn Promotion: Puzzle 2

    • 3. Pawn Promotion: Puzzle 3

    • 4. A Yurgis - Mikhail Botvinnik, 1931

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This course covers tricky chess motif "Pawn Promotion". I will demonstrate not only the concept of these tactical chess maneuvers but also the logic behind finding these moves in your own chess games.

Learn how to win the game promoting a pawn.

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Viktor Neustroev

​Chess coach & entrepreneur


My name is Viktor Neustroev and I am a chess coach and a trader.

Experienced chess coach specializing in tactics and openings.

The coach of the champion of Siberia among girls under 9!

I'm 34. I live in Russia, Novosibirsk. I learned to play chess when I was 5. I regularly won prizes at Novosibirsk region Championship and Siberia Chess Championship among juniors. I'm a champion of Novosibirsk City Chess Club at 2002.

I got Master's Degree in Economics at Novosibirsk State University and also played for its chess team.

Today I am focusing on teaching chess online and offline. The reason why I do this is because I feel happy when see how my students achieve success.

I will teach you how to find tactical strikes in certain position types and h... See full profile

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1. Pawn Promotion: Puzzle 1: How long? Welcome to my course Chest strategist Long Trickett Tactical Chessman Yours and today's lectures Topic is born promotion What could be easier Move the point to the last rank and turned the Pointer Queen and continue playing nevertheless not every time you should turn the pawn to queen Sometimes it's better to choose another piece. I'll show you an example And this position what has to play There is no opportunity to move the pawn to G eight Black Knight is attacking these square How would you play for White? You may pose this video and think a little bit You gonna be in the night sacrifice the queen for the night and then promoted bone But black could do the same Queen takes you to King takes Queen E one queen so that an extra night is not enough for Toby Indisposition In this position you'd better sacrifice a queen for a night and then turn the point and night simultaneously attacking Black Queen and the King. The king is first to move toe six, for example, After this move, you should take a queen and get two extra nights more or black Bone on itto is blocked by a night from sea to. And now let's imagine that it was a black turn to move in this position. How would you play for Blank? You might pause this video and think a little bit. The billing for Black is the same black place queen takes. See, too. King takes queen and you want night after King said three break plays. Knight takes queen and gets two extra nights and winning position. How to figure that out? Actually, it's too obvious. Night defends a square off on promotion. That's why you should deflect or destroy it. Secondly, you should always think what piece you would turn your upon to. Often it's better to turn the point to a night and made a check and gain a temple. But in this concrete position, this is not the only check. This is the front. Thank you for your attention. We will go further in the next lecture 2. Pawn Promotion: Puzzle 2: Hello and welcome back to my course. Chess strategies Learn tricky technical chessman Yours and today lectures Topic is bone promotion, and I would like to show you a more difficult example. Let's regard this position as we play for white in this position. You shouldn't think about what peace to turn upon to but to decide what born to promote and how to do it. It's a service that just six bone is closer toe eighth rank. Let's decide how to promote it. If G takes age seven, King takes it. Seven. How would you play in this position? If what has to move, you may pose this video and think a little bit. The current move is Rukh F eight. Check blanking is forced to take this rook and now White Place G takes age seven And there is no way to prevent white bone promotion. For example, Black Place de too then H eight queen check King is seven. Green takes night check King de eight green, H eight, King de seven and Queen default Check Taken D to bone on. The next move is no hope for black for a favor. Roller result. Let's look the disposition again from a black site. How would you play in this position? If black has to move? You may pose this video and think a little bit. Rukh. See? One check King takes root and B takes a to turn in the bone to Queen on the next move. What? Has no idea how to defend. But if Why tries to realize his Oh, planned to promote just six phone playing. Rook F a Czech King takes rook and G takes age seven. Black replies with a one queen chick King. Ditto Queen takes be to check. King takes the three queen be one check and on the next move, Black takes white bone on h selling. How to figure that out? This is not as hot as you might think at first sight. Always look what prevents your poem promotion and try to deflect or destroy opening species that defend important squares. Thank you for your attention. We will go feel that in the next lecture 3. Pawn Promotion: Puzzle 3: Hello and welcome back to my course chess strategist. Long tricky technical Chessman. Yours and today's lecture topic is bone promotion, and I'm going to show you the next puzzle. This example is more difficult. What means more exciting? The past poem not only trans to a queen but helps to checkmate an open and skin. In this position, White has the bishop bear. Morro Liking is located on defile, which is under control off white rook on d one. What else to take into consideration? Wide Black Square Bishop attacks C seven and E seven squares. We live in black night with just few legal moves. How would you play for White? You may oppose this video and think a little bit. Bishop F five check king to G eight and Brooke takes d five. If bone takes rook White place see six and white phone is going to be promoted because C seven and C eight squares are under control off white bishops. More oId black place. Any week, move. His kink will be checkmated by SE seven. Okay, let's summarize it at first. Always think what peace to turn your bone to. Sometimes it's better to turn it to a night and check and open in skink and gain temper. Secondly, if you see that some pieces are bones prevented upon from promotion, try to destroy or deflect them. Sometimes you might do this, sacrificing your own pieces. Thirdly, calculate all combinations, especially if you see that your bone is close to the last rank. For example, 23 squares left. Thank you for your attention and I want X lecture. I will show you an example of fusing this motive in the game between two grandmasters. 4. A Yurgis - Mikhail Botvinnik, 1931: Hello and welcome to my curse. Chess strategies. Long tricky tactical Chessman, Yours and today's lectures Topic is bone promotion, and in this lecture I will demonstrate you the game between a your dress and may help between Nick how to define that You could promote your poem we already discussed in our previous lectures. That's why. Let's now analyse the game and you make sure that even in grandmasters game, the bone can play a decisive role. And players are ready to sacrifice pieces to promote a bone or prevented from promotion. Lead Stat Knight to F three Knight to F six c four c five Knight to C three. It's English opening blade. Subsequently, we see that it is an going Indian defense. Kings Night operation was a popular opening, and that time this game was played in 1951 b six j three Bishop B seven Bishop to G Toe Black plays D five. No one plays that way in Nowadays, this move is considerate to be weak more often, Black Place a six turning his bone to D five black automatically hands his bishop on B seven. However, there is no concrete technical strike. It may be dangerous for black in the future. C takes d five Knight takes Bone Castle King site a six B three bishop toe Eat seven. Bishop Toby, too. Castle Kinks I Knight takes night Bishop takes night deep three night D seven green to see toe extension nights on the five right simplifies the position. It seems to be a call for both sides and, like softest problems with development off his basis. A look to see eight broke from a 12 yuan be five white blades before, but his spawn on the three is weakened. Black on his term pushed his bones on the Queen Side but didn't define his certain plan. What is evident the night on the seven doesn't take apart breakers to improve his position . May be moving this night. Toe C. Six. What exactly like the US Bishop Toby. Seven. Knight to D to night to be. Eight F four Knight to C six. A three queen to G seven night toe F three Rukh from F A. 38 Taken day three bone. I broke to John Bishop, a six black doesn't want to put his knight on D four, but keeps pressure on the three bone threatening before move, which opens a Black Square bishop on I six Bishop toe a one before a for black might take the three poem. In this case, he doesn't mean the exchange because off intermediate move Queen B two, a tech in Just seven poem with checkmate threat, but can be on Lee The Bone Knight to D four green Toby, too, however, but Vinick prefer to put his night to deform and to protect it is his bishop from F six, but White plays a five and and if night changes on d four, the position will be simply fight off course. The three Bone is still a week, but White might put his bishop toe the fort to defend it. Queen eight to look to see five. Bishop Toby, too. If five age for Brooke, say three black sacrifices. The exchange on, say, three that year is that after taking the exchange, the three bone will be too weak, but black gets a distant passport defended by another bone. Why, it also can't ignore this move because the three bonus hanging green toe a three bishop takes the D three Brooke toe have to green two d four Green takes screen. Rook takes queen Bishop toe f one black exchanged greens hoping that no one will block his bone on say three Cito taken the ruk look to see one Bishop takes Bishop Brooke from Sichuan takes Bishop How would you play for black and this position? You may pose this video and think a little bit Brooke See, for this is a logical move. Black wants to defend his bone from a backside. But doesn't he blunder the ruk This is not an easy combination. If white take this route B takes it for then black place Bishop c five being in a rock on left to And after that he'll push before bone and don't eat. Ah See to Pont or a queen If I doesn't take your fancy for but Claes Rook to see one. Then Bishop moves to C five and takes a rook. Enough to blacks plan is to move his rook to see three and destroy all white bones Only some technical planes will be there just to be in work and in with a few extra poems in this game, It was being texted for Bishop to C five. King Jato Bishop takes Rook King takes rook and B three white resigning Disposition. There is a common rule. You should know two connected bones staying on 1/3 rank for black or on the sixth rank for what has the same value as a rook. Of course, this rule works not in every case, but very often in this position. Like has one born on second rank another on third rank. White resigned in this position. Thank you for your attention in this lecture is so how a past bone can decide a game even if your opponent has an extra look.