CBM training: Endgames from Tata Steel

1/16/2012 – Our endgame expert GM Karsten Müller, whose ChessBase Magazine section you probably know, turns his eye on the big event in Wijk aan Zee. Today he provides three instructive endings, one from each of the groups A–C, dealing with Aronian's army (Aronian-Nakamura), to exchange or not to exchange (Harikrishna-Lahno), and the power of prophylaxis (Tikkanen-Brandenburg). Learn and enjoy.

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Aronian's Army

When the queen fights against many men it is very important, if she has targets to attack or not:


To exchange or not to exchange that is the question

Double rook endings are often of a different character than single rook endgames:


The Power of Prophylaxis

One of the most difficult aspect of endgame play is the question, if action or prophylaxis is called for:


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.

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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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