Visualizing Endgame Outcome: Series 9

Visualizing Endgame Outcome: Series 9


Hi everyone welcome to my YouTube
channel. Today we are going to study about the game between Grandmaster
Viswanathan Anand versus Grandmaster Wesley So at the 2019
Tata Steel India Blitz. Gandmaster Anand actually learn the intricacies of chess
in Manila Philippines where he lived with his parents in 1978 up to the 80s I
think he had great memories in the Philippines. Now let us study an endgame
problem at Diagram A, we can see there are seven pawns of white and also same
count of pawns of black fortunately there is a pass pawn at e5 and
connected to four pawns by the white side unfortunately there is a double
pawn at c7 and c6 at the black side which is not good having four pawns at
black side but there is a double pawn considered three pawns so that is
disadvantage now this would be your assignment so good luck and enjoy. Now
we’re going to diagram B to study a position where it’s still in the opening
stage but we go back from this position after white moves d4 attacking the e5
then Nd7 protecting it or supporting it dxe5, Knight takes ,Knight takes, Bishop
takes, f4 attacking the bishop, Bishop check Kh1, f5, this is the move
that I am a bit doubtful as it it commits the f pawn at unnecessary position so
let us go to the big chessboard to analyze the main game. We start by
playing e4, e5, Nf3, Nc6 Bishop b5, this is the Ruy Lopez opening Nf6,
d3 protects the e4 pawn, Bishop c5 Bishop takes, dxc6,
this creates a double pawn, now if you notice black now has a bad pawn
structure as having a double pawn if you are playing the black side here be
careful on exchanging pieces due to in the endgame King side pawns will dictate
the outcome of the game because it is four versus three pawns continuously
Nbd2 but there’s another move which is if Knight takes then Qd4
the knight e5 is hanging if Be3, Queen takes, d4, Queen
takes e4, dxc5, Qg2, Rf1 now Black has a great position ,so after
Nbd2, Bishop e6 developing.. castles Bishop d6, Bishop tries to protect the
pawn at e5 but we get to the other position there is a better move of Queen
d6 as Qd6 see b3, Nd7, Nc4 attacking
the Queen, Bishop takes, d takes, Queen takes, rook takes f6, Bishop d2 castles
pretty much equal as I see it as we go back to the game Bd6 protects
e5, now d4 this is a very good move as it force piece exchange. Nd7, dxe5, Knight
takes, Knight takes, Bishop takes, f4 attacking the bishop
Bd4 check, Kh1, if you notice the pawn at Kings side it is 4 pawns
versus 3 so black must be careful of exchanging good pieces where white will
dictate the momentum to outplay the black side so be careful,
f5 I do not agree with this move as it commits the f pawn,
I prefer f6 which is much solid let’s see f6, f5 Bf7, Nf3 attacking
the bishop bishop b6, Qe2 castles b3, Re8, Bb2, Bc5 Rad1
Bishop d6 which is this position it’s much better continuously after f5 then
we have this move Qh5 check, g6 Qe2, castles, Knight f3, attacking the
bishop if this is a good move white is a slowly maneuvering so Bishop f6 the
black Bishop is watchful of Knight g5 maneuver b5 attacking the bishop at f6
Bishop e7 rook d1 attacking the Queen Qe8, Nd4 that’s the aim to exchange
the knight to the white Bishop of black so that there would be advantageous
because there’s a pass pawn at e5 and same color of Bishop so Qf7, Knight
takes, Queen, takes Be3 , white now advantageous position due to the obvious
pass pawn which control the center the aim of more Bishop c6 in
the opening stage has implemented the plan to have a better pawn structure as
shown now. Rad8, c4 , a6, b3 solidifying pawn structure as well as
placing the pawns opposite color so Kf7 which my opinion is
awkward so h3, h5, Bf2, rook takes Rock takes, Rd8, Rook takes, Bd8,
Qe1 positioning eyeing Qb4 Qe7 not allowing Kh2
King e6 another awkward position, Qd7 then Qb4 eyeing b7 pawn and then
Kf7, Queen takes, Qd2, e6 I think in my opinion Grandmaster Wesley
So missed this, ‘s it is a very good move a save lots of tempo for the white side, King g7
Bg1, Queen takes pawn check Kh1, Qd6, Queen takes pawn, White
has now a dangerous pass pawn at a file so black cannot prevent this pawn from
promoting, Queen takes pawn, queen a7, g5 black must do something, a4 now
advancing, g4 attacking, black needs to counter-attack
Qe3 attacking the Queen at e6, this position white now is
winning black cannot afford to exchange queens because the pawn at a4 is getting
to promote so continuously Qc8 another bad move which going to be in a
bad position due to Qe8 which pins the bishop, now pawn takes, Bishop
check, Kh6, Bf6 eyeing to take the bishop at d8 now pawn takes
check, King takes, f4 the Queen at c8 wants to check at g4, Qg8 not
allowing it Qd7 which is the only move if it’s other move such as Qg4
check, Queen take,s pawn takes, now Bishop d8 it’s one piece up, so as we go
back after Queen g8 now Qd7 because the Queen at g8 wants to mate
the king at h6 so Q g5 check, Kh7 Queen takes pawn, Kg8, Qh8
check, Kd7, Qg7, Ke6, Queen takes Queen, King takes, bishop takes, King
takes, King f3, Black resigns due to the pawn at f4 is going to be captured and
there are majority pawns there now for white I hope you enjoyed watching this
presentation I learned a lot about the opening stage, the middle game stage as
well as the endgame stage so thank you very much and God bless…