CBM training: The hiding place, long march, and breakthrough

12/22/2011 – Sounds a bit like the Chinese Revolution, doesn't it? But actually it is a new set of chess positions by our endgame expert Dr Karsten Müller, who provides us with instructions in his popular ChessBase Magazine section. You can get a sample of it on our news page, replaying and downloading his analyses. It will do wonders for your practical playing strength.

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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:

The long march

If in the opposite colored bishop endgame the two passed pawns are seperated by three files then the attacker usually wins:

The breakthrough

At first sight the following pawn ending looks dead drawn. But looks can be deceptive:


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.

Click to go to the ChessBase Magazine page

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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