CBM Blog: Rook ending always drawn + pawn races

9/17/2011 – Basically yes, but over the board matters are much more difficult than with the help of the computer of course, as our endgame expert GM Dr. Karsten Müller shows, using a game from the current World Cup tournament in Khanty Mansiysk. In a second very instructive example he takes us to the races, where White loses a drawn game with a greedy pawn capture.

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"Rook Endings are always drawn..."

But over the board matters are much more difficult than with the help of the computer of course:

Pawn Races

Pawn endings are often more tricky than they look at first sight:

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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