A strong and tricky knight

by Karsten Müller
9/17/2019 – This wild endgame features a pawn race full of twists and turns that is as fun to watch as it is to win (or draw if you're playing White)!

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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Danger on both flanks

Pawn races have to be calculated carefully.

 

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.

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Karsten Mueller regularly presents endgame lessons in the ChessBase Video Portal


ChessBase Magazine 191

Analyses by Caruana, Giri, So, Vidit, Wojtaszek, Gelfand, McShane, Yu Yangyi, Nielsen, the Muzychuk sisters and many more. Plus videos by King, Sokolov and Williams. 11 opening articles with new ideas for your repertoire plus lots of training sessions!


Highlights of this issue

  • CBM 191"I consider 3.Bb5+ a Najdorf!"
    Anish Giri annotates his victory as Black over Ian Nepomniachtchi
  • 2:0 with 1.e4!
    Wesley So presents his current recipes for success vs. the Berlin and the Petroff
  • "I had a strong feeling we were in for a big fight!"
    Fabiano Caruana shows how he defeated MVL with the Neo-Arkhangelsk Variation
  • Trendy and tricky
    How Adhiban Baskaran came to like Najdorf with 6.h3 e5 7.Nb3
  • "King's English"
    Evgeny Postny checks 1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 e5!?
  • The structure of the champions
    Robert Ris examines the very popular Rossolimo Sicilian 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 g6 4.Bxc6 dxc6
  • Victory with prestige
    Vidit Gujrathi analyzes his groundbreaking win against Peter Leko at the Chess Festival in Biel
  • Similar but different
    Trap expert Rainer Knaak shows a trick against the black stencil ...Nc6, ...Qb6 and...Bf5 in the London System
  • A little new trend in the English
    Renato Quintiliano takes control of the centre with 1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 5.e4!?
  • Brilliancy prize
    Mariya Muzychuk annotates her victory over Aleksandra Goryachkina from the Women’s Candidates
  • Mini shift
    Manoeuvre the "Rook on the 3rd" to success – interactive video training with Oliver Reeh!
  • Star analyses
    Annotated games by McShane, Gelfand, Wojtaszek, Yu, Heine Nielsen, and many more…

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Né en 1970, Karsten Müller est réputé être l'un des plus grands spécialistes des fins de partie. N'a-t-il en effet pas écrit, avec Frank Lamprecht, un ouvrage essentiel sur le sujet: "Fundamental Chess Endgames" en plus d'autres contributions telles que sa chronique sur le site internet ChessCafe ainsi que dans le magazine ChessBase. Les DVDs de ChessBase sur les finales en format Fritztrainer de Müller sont des best-sellers. Ce docteur en mathématiques vit à Hambourg, où il récolte également depuis de nombreuses années des points pour l'école locale en Bundesliga.

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