CBM training: Caruana's King – Endgames from Italy

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

Do you like these lessons? There are plenty more by internationally renowned endgame expert Dr Karsten Müller in ChessBase Magazine, where you will also find openings articles and surveys, tactics, and of course annotations by the world's top grandmasters.

Click to go to the ChessBase Magazine page

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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