CBM training: Caruana's King – Endgames from Italy

by ChessBase
5/6/2012 – Distant opposition; via the queenside to the kingside; the blockade; Caruana's king – these are the themes that crop up in the positions that our endgame specialist Dr Karsten Müller – of ChessBase Magazin fame – has extracted from the recent Italian Team Championships. His analysis and annotations will give your practical tournament rating a boost. Don't miss it.

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Distant opposition

Opposition is one of the major techniques in pawn endings:


Via the queenside to the kingside

Pure opposite colored bishop endings have a very large drawish tendency:


The blockade

Knights are concrete and tactical pieces, so knight endings can be very tricky:

Caruana's king

With mobile passed pawns on both wings a bishop is often superior to a knight:


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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