CBM training: Endgames from the Women's Team Championship

12/29/2011 – This time our resident endgame expert Dr Karsten Müller, who provides lessons in his popular ChessBase Magazine section, has picked four instructive examples from the recently ended Women's World Team Championship. Study them and improve. At the same time don't forget to visit our Christmas Puzzle page, where there are now five installments to solve. Enjoy.

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Botvinnik Reloaded

The great world champion Mikhail Botvinnik reached this position in his analysis of the adjourned game versus Troianescu (1952) and published his results. Hoang followed his example:

The fork

Precise calculation can be trained well in certain endgames. So it is your job to analyse the consequences of 42.d6:

The King is coming

An extra exchange usually is a large advantage in the endgame:

The Eye of the Dragon

Rook and Bishop form a formidable combination on an open board even without pawns. The defender often has to be very careful:


Karsten Müller in ChessBase Magazine

Do you like these lessons? There are plenty more by the internationally renowned endgame expert Dr Karsten Müller in ChessBase Magazine, where you will also find openings articles and surveys, tactics, and of course annotations by the world's top grandmasters.

Click to go to the ChessBase Magazine page

Apart from his regular columns and video lectures in ChessBase Magazine there is a whole series of training DVDs by Karsten Müller, which are bestsellers in the ChessBase Shop.


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