CBM training: Missed turn-around, key diagonal, rampant rook

11/10/2011 – There is a wonderful endgame section in every issue of ChessBase Magazine, with practical lessons taken from current tournament play. The trainer is GM Karsten Müller, who also gives us a weekly session of topical endgames with detailed instructions on how to handle them. You can study Dr Müller's analysis or download the games for later review. Look, learn and enjoy.

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Missed turn around

Pawn endings are often much more tricky than they look at first sight:

The key diagonal

When the bishop does not control the queening square of a rook's pawn often great care is required:

The rampant rook

With only very few pieces left stalemate is a powerful weapon of the defender. Especially a lone rook can deliver seemingly endless series of checks:


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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