CBM training: Principle of one diagonal, the cut-off and the back door

11/20/2011 – As you know by now every issue of ChessBase Magazine has a wonderful endgame section, with practical lessons taken from current tournament play. The trainer is GM Karsten Müller, who also gives us weekly sessions on the news page. You can study Dr Müller's analysis on our JavaScript boards or download the games for later review. Look, learn and enjoy.

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The Principle of One Diagonal

For a bishop it is always important to have all jobs on one and the same diagonal. Then it can not fall into zugzwang and not be diverted:

The Cut-off

This technique is extremely important in rook endgames as without the king the forces miss a strong fighting unit:

The Back Door

Storming a knight's fortress is often far from easy:


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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