Endgame Magic #205: More endgame highlights from the Candidates Tournament

by Karsten Müller
8/1/2022 – In Endgame Magic #201 Karsten Müller had a look at endgame highlights from the Candidates Tournament, and in this Endgame Magic Show he visits the Candidates Tournament again. | You can watch the Endgame Magic Show on-demand with a ChessBase Premium account.

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Endgame Magic #205

In round 3 of the Candidates Tournament 2022 Alireza Firouzja had White against Hikaru Nakamura and surprised the American with a dangerous opening novelty. But Nakamura defended well and after finding a series of only moves he escaped into a difficult endgame that he drew with precise play.

In the position below it is Black to move and draw. How should he proceed?



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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.