A (very) strong king

by Karsten Müller
11/14/2023 – In the diagram position White just played 53.g4+. Should Black take the offered pawn with 53...Kxg4 or should he ignore the potentially dangerous g-pawn and go for the white pawns on the queenside with 53...Ke4? What would you do?

Endgames of the World Champions from Fischer to Carlsen Endgames of the World Champions from Fischer to Carlsen

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Karsten Müller is considered to be one of the greatest endgame experts in the world. His books on the endgame - among them "Fundamentals of Chess Endings", co-authored with Frank Lamprecht, that helped to improve Magnus Carlsen's endgame knowledge - and his endgame columns for the ChessCafe website and the ChessBase Magazine helped to establish and to confirm this reputation. Karsten's Fritztrainer DVDs on the endgame are bestsellers. The mathematician with a PhD lives in Hamburg, and for more than 25 years he has been scoring points for the Hamburger Schachklub (HSK) in the Bundesliga.
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Davidx1 Davidx1 11/16/2023 11:52
I meant to enter the engines in the tournaments to acquire a fide score and possibly also the norms , in short, players perceived as "human" or something more than the usual engines, especially if they will also present in the top tournaments, perhaps with an elo of 2800 , but this way you bring home someone who plays with the top GMs.
Karsten Müller Karsten Müller 11/16/2023 11:48
Answert by Fritz 19 programmer Matthias Wüllenweber:
"Hallo Karsten,

die Elolevel liegen gegen den Hund bei grob 1900 für den Vereinsspieler und 2100 für den starken Vereinsspieler.

Der ängstliche Gegner ist schwächer. Die Endspielschildkröte spielt im Endspiel etwa 2300-2400 (wenn sie dahin kommt).

Gruß, Matthias"
Karsten Müller Karsten Müller 11/16/2023 11:37
Davidx1: Interesting idea. I guess that it is very difficult to give a "real rating" to the levels, but I will ask the programmers, if it is possible to give "approximate estimates".
Davidx1 Davidx1 11/15/2023 10:13
I come in with the king in the center and without an engine, and I am not Paravyan.
You have the bad bishop.
I also want to play with Fritz's dog, but why you doesn't he offer 6 personalities approved with F.i.d.e. rating? With a real rating.
This would be something new and concrete.