Endgame Magic #228 with Leon Luke Mendonca: Endgame highlights from the "Bundesliga"

by Karsten Müller
2/20/2023 – In his Endgame Magic Show #228 Karsten has the 16-year old Indian Grandmaster Leon Luke Mendonca as his guest and they will look at highlights from the Bundesliga. | You can watch the Endgame Magic Show on-demand with a ChessBase Premium account.

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Endgame Magic #228

The diagram below shows a tricky position from a game between Robert Markus and Felix Blohberger. It is White to move and he seems to be in trouble. However, he has a way to draw the game. What should he 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.


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WillScarlett WillScarlett 2/22/2023 04:24
Dr. Karsten Müller - Your articles are of extraordinary quality. The content is exceptional. I have said as much in earlier comments, and I am certain that thousands of others are in accord with that appraisal.

I would also like to commend you on your decision to solicit and permit comments from readers ! It is unfortunate that other authors here in ChessBase News do not do so. The fear and loathing of possibly blasphemous and uncontrollable opinions is another pandemic. The apparent timidity of authors, editors, and chat room "monitors" in our censorious times is lamentable. I congratulate you for opting for a more open and manly position. Fortune favors the brave !