CBM training: Knight dance, light initiative, hiding place

1/12/2012 – Did you watch his Endgame Magic Show? If you missed it you can still profit from the instructions provided by endgame expert Dr Karsten Müller in his popular ChessBase Magazine section. Today he provides two instructive endings from the Hastings Congress that ended last week – and a ladies' encounter in the Romanian league. Learn and enjoy.

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The knight dance

In endings with a knight often tactics, bodychecks and domination play a major role:

A light initiative weighs heavily

In endgames with rook and knight against rook and knight the defender often faces unpleasant problems:

The hiding place

In a rook ending the attacking king often has problems to find shelter from the rook checks. Creating an umbrella is one technique, often the attacking rook can help and sometimes hiding places are available:

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.