Fast pawns and tricky endings

by Karsten Müller
2/19/2019 – Pawn endings sometimes appear simple but they can be really tricky. And you may see this deceptively simple position as a warm-up for today's "Endgame Magic Show" in which Karsten Müller has Robert Ris as his guest. The "Endgame Magic Show" starts live at 14:00 UTC (15:00 CET, 9:00 AM EST) and is FREE to watch on-demand (for a limited time)! But first enjoy the warm-up.

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Chess Endgames 1 - Basic knowledge for beginners

Endgame theory constitutes the foundation of chess. You realize this in striking clarity once you obtain a won endgame but in the end have to be content with a draw in the end because of a lack of necessary know-how. Such accidents can only be prevented by building up a solid endgame technique. This is Karsten Müller‘s fi rst DVD and the grandmaster from Hamburg and endgame expert, here lays the foundation for acquiring such a technique. The fi rst part of his training series can be started without any endgame knowledge, only a knowledge of the rules of chess is assumed.


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

 

The best of ChessBase Magazine #187:

  • CBM 184WCh match London 2018
    Anand, So, Gelfand, Duda, Shankland, Navara, Adams, etc. annotate the games
  • Take and smile! 
    Daniel Naroditski has a new recipe for White in the London System with 4.dxc5
  • Giri's stroke of genius
    Admire Anish Giri’s new endgame discovery together with Karsten Müller (Video)
  • "Move by Move" á la Ding Liren
    Investigate some amazing attacking moves along with Simon Williams
  • Olympiad Special
    Enjoy three training videos with Yannick Pelletier
  • Olympiad Highlight
    Mihail Marin presents the brilliancy Aronian-Mamedyarov. (Video)
  • Serve and volley! 
    Let Alexey Kuzmin excite you with Mamedyarov’s plan 4…h6 / 6…g5 in the Two Knights Defence!
  • Mr. Isle of Man
    "IOM" winner Radoslaw Wojtaszek analyses his victory in the top duel with Michael Adams.
  • Dragon tamer
    Kristzian Szabo dissects the subtleties of the variation with 7.Be2 followed by 9.0-0-0.
  • A mad rook!
    Tactics expert Oliver Reeh demonstrates the versatility of a major piece. (Video)

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Karsten Müller is considered to be one of the greatest endgame experts in the world. His books on the endgame - among them "Fundamentals of Chess Endings", co-authored with Frank Lamprecht, that helped to improve Magnus Carlsen's endgame knowledge - and his endgame columns for the ChessCafe website and the ChessBase Magazine helped to establish and to confirm this reputation. Karsten's Fritztrainer DVDs on the endgame are bestsellers. The mathematician with a PhD lives in Hamburg, and for more than 25 years he has been scoring points for the Hamburger Schachklub (HSK) in the Bundesliga.

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