CBM Blog: Drawing zones, dominance duel and changing the leader

10/15/2011 – Our endgame expert GM Karsten Müller keeps a watchful eye for interesting lessons that can be derived from recent games. Today he explains how in the fight bishop and wrong rook's pawn vs pawns there are two drawing zones for the defending king which must be interpreted with some care. For the weekend we bring you, instead of the usual two, this time three full training units.

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Drawing Zones

In the fight bishop and wrong rook's pawn vs pawns there are two drawing zones for the defending king which must be interpreted with some care:

Dominance Duel

In a fight against a knight the knowledge of geometrical motifs helps a lot:

Changing the Leader

Even in a pawn race the role of the kings is often of crucial importance:

Since 1988 grandmaster Dr. Karsten Müller from Hamburg has been playing for the Hamburger Schachklub in the Bundesliga, and in 1996 and 1997 he finished third in the German Championship. As an internationally renowned endgame expert he is the author of the endgame column in the ChessBase Magazine and the author of the Endgame Corner column on ChessCafe.com.

You will find a whole series of his very popular endgame DVD in the ChessBase Shop here.


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