Endgame Magic #203 with Arne Kähler: The last pawn

by Karsten Müller
7/18/2022 – Arne and Karsten look at a number of deep pawnless endgames. The attacker usually needs an extra rook to get a sure win. | You can watch the Endgame Magic Show on-demand with a ChessBase Premium account.

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Endgame Magic #203

In a pawnless endgame, the attacker usually needs an extra rook to get a sure win. So the last attacking pawn is often worth its weight in gold. In the show, Arne and Karsten look at several deep cases related to this topic.

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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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