CBM training: Endgames from Tata Steel

1/23/2012 – Once again GM Karsten Müller, turns his eye on the Wijk aan Zee tournament. Our endgame expert, famous for his very popular section in ChessBase Magazin, provides us with three instructive endings, all from the A-Group: van Wely-Giri, Radjabov-Karjakin and Aronian-Kamsky. Find out what happened in these high-calibre games, while you at the same time improve your endgame skills.

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Giri's amazing idea


Radjabov's Rook

Connected passed pawns are very dangerous and often allow promotion combinations:


A light initiative weighs heavily

In endgames with rook and knight against rook and knight having the initiative is often crucial:


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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