Dan Heisman's Improve Your Chess
Technique: King and 5 pawns vs King and 4 pawns

National Master Dan Heisman is a name that is synonymous with excellence in chess coaching and teaching. Dan authors the award-winning Novice Nook column (winner of three Chess Journalists of America "Best Instruction" awards), aimed at improving adults, for chesscafe.com that are clearly written and offer very practical advice and tips on how to improve your game. More info about Dan can be found here. In the new Improve Your Chess series, Dan provides instruction by reviewing amateur games played on ICC and showing where the players went wrong and how to improve.

Today's show: A video on endgame technique: how to win a "normal" king and five pawn endgame and king and four pawns. The position is played out several times, using general principles to direct play, and showing how the superior side should win easily against all reasonable defenses, and which attempted winning methods are more problematic than others.

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