Endgame Magic #208: Endgame highlights from the Olympiad

by Karsten Müller
8/22/2022 – In the Endgame Magic show #208 Karsten Müller and Arne Kähler take a look at endgame highlights from the Chess Olympiad in Chennai. | You can watch the Endgame Magic Show on-demand with a ChessBase Premium account.

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Endgame Magic #208

Bishops are usually not happy when pawns block their way, and in the position below White's bishop is a so-called "bad" bishop: the bishop moves on the white squares and the four remaining white pawns are also all on white squares.

However, though White is in a dangerous position, there is a way to draw. It is White to move: what would you do?




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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.