Looking for a way

by Karsten Müller
7/2/2019 – In the endgame, kings should get active. But sometimes it is not clear which way the king should take to make the most of its activity.

Endgames of the World Champions Vol. 2 - from Steinitz to Spassky Endgames of the World Champions Vol. 2 - from Steinitz to Spassky

Enjoy Capablanca's fine technique, Tal's magic, Lasker's fighting spirit, Petrosian's defensive skills, Smyslov's feeling for harmony, and Alekhine's and Spassky's flair for the attack.

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Indecision

Left, right, or just hold still?

 

Karsten Mueller 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.

Apart from his regular columns and video lectures in ChessBase Magazine there is a whole series of training DVDs by Karsten Mueller, which are bestsellers in the ChessBase Shop.

Karsten Mueller

Karsten Mueller regularly presents endgame lessons in the ChessBase Video Portal


ChessBase Magazine 190

Analyses by Caruana, Nepomniachtchi, Anand, Kashlinskaya, Wojtaszek, Navara, Meier, Keymer etc. from recent top-class tournaments. Videos by King, Trent, Pelletier and Marin. 12 opening articles with new repertoire ideas and much more!

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Highlights of this issue

  • CBM 184No passive position!
    Fabiano Caruana shows his black victory over Georg Meier
  • Fighting fire with fire
    Yago Santiago’s hot tip against the Leningrad Dutch
  • No Catalan, por favor!
    Igor Stohl stops this popular white opening with an early …b5
  • Carlsen insider
    Peter Heine Nielsen analyses three current games of the World Champion
  • Meeting world class
    Vincent Keymer looks back at his draw against Levon Aronian
  • “If you are thrown out of your preparation, you should react aggressively!“
    Alina Kashlinskaya (cover) looks back at the victory which paved her way to become new European champion.
  • Ladies to the fore!
    Oliver Reeh presents 29 tactical highlights from the European Women’s Ch
     
  • Videos:
    Rainer Knaak demonstrates a trap in the French Steinitz Variation.
    Karsten Müller explains to you an instructive model game from Shamkir.
    And: Get to know two of the greatest chess hopes from India, Nihal Sarin and Gukesh!

    ... and much more!

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Karsten Müller, born 1970, has a world-wide reputation as one of the greatest endgame experts. He has, together with Frank Lamprecht, written a book on the subject: “Fundamental Chess Endgames” in addition to other contributions such as his column on the website ChessCafe as well as in ChessBase Magazine. Müller's ChessBase-DVDs about endgames in Fritztrainer-Format are bestsellers. The PhD in mathematics lives in Hamburg, where he has also been hunting down points for the HSK in the Bundesliga for many years.
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