Endgame Magic Show #191: Highlights from the Charity Cup

by Karsten Müller
4/25/2022 – In his Endgame Magic Show #191 Karsten Müller looks back to the Charity Cup, the second tournament of the Meltwater Chess Champions Tour series of online rapid tournaments, which was played from 19 to 26 March. Magnus Carlsen won after beating Jan-Krzysztof Duda in the final. The Charity Cup brought a lot of interesting endgames and Karsten selected some highlights. | You can watch the Endgame Magic Show on-demand with a ChessBase Premium account.

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Endgame Magic #191

Rook endings are tricky, and in the position below White, who was very short of time, missed a draw. Without the pressure of the clock, do you see how White can draw ?


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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.