Strong, but not strong enough

by Karsten Müller
2/11/2020 – Knights are tricky but sometimes that is not enough. In the diagram position, Black is able to win with the exchange and best play. Are you up to the task?

Endgames of the World Champions from Fischer to Carlsen Endgames of the World Champions from Fischer to Carlsen

Let endgame expert Dr Karsten Müller show and explain the finesses of the world champions. Although they had different styles each and every one of them played the endgame exceptionally well, so take the opportunity to enjoy and learn from some of the best endgames in the history of chess.

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Pawn stopper

In the game Black could only draw. Can you improve on his play?

 

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


Chess Endgames 12 - Rook vs Knight

What is the best way to use your pieces to their full potential in the endgame? GM Karsten Mueller demonstrates "knight geometry", and teaches you how to employ the "knight check shadow" in your own games!


Highlights of this issue

  • CBM 193Top players annotate
    Caruana, So, Jones, Wang Hao, Duda, McShane, Vitiugov, Vidit, Yu Yangyi, Huschenbeth and many more
  • The truth about Traxler
    Renato Quintiliano clarifies 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 Bc5
  • "When even I am sacrificing a piece …"
    Anish Giri shows a swift kingside attack from Batumi, introduced by the rook manoeuvre Ra3-g3!
  • Me and the new engines
    Tanmay Srinath rams the Berlin Defence
  • Korchnoi's French Endgame 
    Mihail Marin’s recommendation goes far beyond the opening
  • Playing the Marshall anyway!
    Simon Williams discusses Daniil Dubov’s 8…d5 in the Anti-Marshall (video)
  • "Simple and strong!"
    Oliver Reeh invites you to a straightforward attack on the king to end with an Epaulettes mate! (video)
  • Busted on the square g4!
    Jan-Krzysztof Duda analyses his endgame victory over Yu Yangyi from the Hamburg Grand Prix
  • With umbrella and body-check!
    Let Karsten Müller show you how to succeed in rook endgames – instructive and practical!
  • "I don't mind playing opening lines from both sides"
    Pentala Harikrishna explains his victory over Adhiban with the Benoni at the IOM (video)
  • Dubov gem!
    Igor Stohl analyzes the stunner Dubov-Svane from Batumi – from the opening duel to the mate final!

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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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