CBM training: Endgames from Gaziantep

3/18/2012 – The Turkish city is amongst the oldest continually inhabited in the world, but the games in this report are more recent – actually from the European Women's Championship that is still ongoing. Our ChessBase Magazin expert Dr Karsten Müller has been scanning them for interesting and intructive endings, and come up with four examples for your weekend Elo boost.

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The principle of one diagonal

This is very important in bishop endings. If the bishop has all jobs on one diagonal it can not be diverted and not fall into zugzwang, if the diagonal is long enough:

Breaking the blockade

When fighting only on one wing a knight is often superior to a bishop:

Melia's Marches

Opposite colored bishop endings have a very large drawish tendency, but the following case is so close that great care is required:

Homerun of the h-pawn

A dangeous passed pawn is very dangerous in the endgame:

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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.

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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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