CBM training: Endgames from the Chinese Championship 2012

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4/28/2012 – China has broken onto the chess scene with an awe-inspiring phalanx of top grandmasters. During the recent national championships we saw some highly instructive games. Our ChessBase Magazin expert Dr Karsten Müller was, of course, scanning the interesting endings and he gives us our week-end dose of useful chess instructions. It's free of charge! Learn and enjoy.

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Kings to the Queenside

In endings concrete calculation is often called for:


The eternal fight bishop against knight

Usually with play on both wings and dangerous passed pawns the bishop has better prospects, but the knight can try to establish a blockade or to use his tactical abilities:


The worst enemy of the knight

The rook's pawn is very dangerous as the knight is quite clumsy near the rim:

The Rook into the Corner

The ending with rook h- and f-pawn against rook is extremely difficult to defend over the board:


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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