CBM training: Polerio's Eckenspiel, Dominance, Excelsior

11/13/2011 – "Many thanks for the continual presentations of endgames," writes Gene Bate of Kansas City, USA. "I cannot find words to tell you how much I appreciate those news items!" To which we say: keep searching, Gene! But seriously, so many people are writing in the same vein that we know we are doing something right with Karsten Müller's ChessBase Magazine column. Here are this weekend's lessons.

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Polerio's Eckenspiel

The Swede Nils Grandelius won the European Junior Championship under 18 and the following nice endgame, where Polerio's old mating attack from 1792 unfortunately did not occur on the board:


When fighting against a knight in an endgame zugzwang and dominance are important weapons:

Almost an Excelsior

If a pawn marches straight from its starting position to promotion this is called Excelsior, which Epishin almost manages:

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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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