CBM Blog: Keeping control and rook endings

4/26/2011 – "I would like to thank Dr. Karsten Müller for his outstanding work on endgames," wrote Nicholas Jodidio of Switzerland. "I deeply admire his work for ChessBase which really gives me love for the game." Other readers have expressed themselves in similar vein. Well, here's another installment from the CBM Blog, giving us valuable tips on the use of knights and rooks.

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Keeping Control

The knight often wants to stay in control to have time for its manovers:

Note that in the replay windows below you can click on the notation to follow the game.

Rook endings are always drawn?

But over the board this is much more difficult than in the analysis:



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