Dan Heisman's Improve Your Chess
Beyond the 3-Pawn Endgame Trick
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: One of the most famous chess puzzles is the 3-pawn vs 3-pawn breakthrough. Most viewers know this and explaining it to those who don't only takes a couple of minutes. But suppose the kings are closer so the trick does not work...then some very interesting and instructive things can happen, as explained in the video.