Rook and knight — strong or clumsy?

by Karsten Müller
9/12/2017 – If they are in harmony, rook and knight can be quite powerful and have saved or won a lot of games. But they have to be in harmony.

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Are your rook and knight in tune?

 

Chess Endgames 9 - Rook and Minor Piece

Endings with rook and minor piece against rook and minor piece occur very frequently, even more often than rook endings. But there is not much literature on them. This endgame DVD fills this gap. The four different material constellations rook and knight vs rook and knight, rooks and opposite coloured bishops and same coloured bishops and rook and bishop vs rook and knight are dealt with. In view of the different material constellations Karsten Müller explains many guidelines like e.g. „With knights even a small initiative weighs heavily“, „Opposite coloured bishops favour the attacker“, „Space advantage and a good bishop are important with same coloured bishops“, „Fighting against a knight the bishop prefers open positions and a fluid pawn structure, the knight wants to have full control“.
Video running time: 7 hrs. 38 min.

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Karsten Müller in ChessBase Magazine

Do you like these lessons? There are plenty more by 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.

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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.

ChessBase Magazine #179 (August/September)

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Karsten Müller, born 1970, has a world-wide reputation as one of the greatest endgame experts. He has, together with Frank Lamprecht, written a book on the subject: “Fundamental Chess Endgames” in addition to other contributions such as his column on the website ChessCafe as well as in ChessBase Magazine. Müller's ChessBase-DVDs about endgames in Fritztrainer-Format are bestsellers. The PhD in mathematics lives in Hamburg, where he has also been hunting down points for the HSK in the Bundesliga for many years.
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ezemeza7 ezemeza7 9/13/2017 10:12
Hello apreciated Chessbase staff and users. I write to comment about an issue in older posts, I can no longer see the images of positions, I only see a Chessbase logo. Is it a security or a temporal issue?

See this as an example: http://en.chessbase.com/post/longest-dual-free-direct-mate-problem
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