Morozevich wins Petrov Memorial + CBM training by Karsten Müller

3/4/2012 – The Vladimir Petrov Memorial took place in Jurmala, Latvia, as a tribute to one of the brightest representatives of Latvian Chess, who tragically died in Soviet camps during WWII. The event started with a Qualifier (Feb. 16-17) and a Final (Feb. 18-19), which was won by Alexander Morozevich. Endgame specialist GM Karsten Müller has picked out four games with instructive endings.

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The Vladimir Petrov Memorial took place in Jurmala, Latvia, from February 15th-20th, 2012, and paid tribute to one of the brightest representatives of Latvian Chess, who tragically died in Soviet camps during the Second World War. The event started with a Qualifier (Feb. 16-17) and a Final (Feb. 18-19). The latter was held in the Amber Beach Resort in Jaunkemeri. It featured eight players: four Super GMs by invitation and the top four from the qualifier. The Super GMs were Vassily Ivanchuk (Ukraine), Alexander Morozevich (Russia), Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbajan) and Alexei Shirov, who as of January 1, 2012 has been representing Latvia.

The time controls were 15 minutes plus six seconds per move. the prizes for the final were: 1st: €1250, 2nd: €825, 3rd: €600, 4th: €400, 5th: €300, 6th: €250 7th €225, 8th €200, for the total of €4050.


Alexander Morozevich won the final section 5.0/7, ahead of Alexei Shirov and Igor Kovalenko:


In second place: Latvian GM Alexei Shirov


Video report on the Vladimir Petrov Memorial tournament (commentary and interviews in Latvian)

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Endgame analysis by GM Karsten Müller

Our endgame specialist Dr Karsten Müller has gone through the games of the Qualifier and the Final of the Vladimir Petrov Memorian and selected four intstructive endings for you to learn from. Click on the move before the first comment to jump to the endgame position.

The race


Activate the King


Two pieces are sronger than a rook

Opposite colored bishops favor the attacker


Karsten Müller in ChessBase Magazine

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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.


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