CBM training: Endgames from Sochi

4/18/2012 – The Russian Team Championship ended last Sunday. Our ChessBase Magazin expert Dr Karsten Müller was, as always, scanning the games for interesting and instructive endings and today shows us: the worst enemy of the knight; Black breakthroughs; the sidestep; and taking aim at passed pawns. Good for adding some Elo points to your account. It's free and complimentary.

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The worst enemy of the knight

A rook's pawn is very dangerous due to the restricted options of the knight near the edge:


Black breakthroughs

Simplifications into pawn endings must always be considered very carefully:


The sidestep

When fighting against far advanced passed pawns great care is often required:

Taking aim at passed pawns

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


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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