Endgame Magic with guest Simon Williams

by Karsten Müller
4/10/2018 – Simon Williams is an English Grandmaster and a well-known DVD author for ChessBase. He's in Hamburg to record a DVD follow up to his hit series on the London System. Today he joined Karsten to look at some fascinating endgames from recent tournament praxis! Watch on-demand!

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Rules of thumb are the key to everything when you are having to set the correct course in a complex endgame. In this final DVD of his series on the endgame, our endgame specialist introduces you to the most important of these rules of thumb.

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Endgame Magic #104

Guest: GM Simon Williams

Endgames are the soul of the chess games. This could be a phrase from GM Karsten Mueller. The German grandmaster is one of the leading experts when it comes to endgames, with numerous published books and DVDs about this phase of the game. In his Endgame Magic Show, Mueller invites strong players and shows recent examples of the tournament praxis. Typically live at 15:00 CEST (9:00 AM EDT):

 

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The Tactical Chigorin

Opening with the Chigorin shows your intention to play for a win right from the outset. After 2...Nc6 Black's pieces fly into the game putting pressure on White's position from a very early stage. This opening is ideal for the type of player who strives for an unconvential yet attacking game right from the start.

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The Endgame Magic show is one of the major features of the video portal. Over 100 episodes have been recorded. Karsten Mueller goes on air around once a month, always inviting a guest into his endgame world to discuss recent examples. But he also tests his guests with their very own endgames. 

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The London System with 2.Bf4

"Simple yet aggressive!" Enjoy this new exciting DVD by Simon Williams. Let the famouns Grandmaster from England show you how to gain a very exciting yet well founded opening game with the London System (1.d4 d5 2.Bf4).

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Endgame expert GM Karsten Mueller

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Karsten Müller, born 1970, has a world-wide reputation as one of the greatest endgame experts. He has, together with Frank Lamprecht, written a book on the subject: “Fundamental Chess Endgames” in addition to other contributions such as his column on the website ChessCafe as well as in ChessBase Magazine. Müller's ChessBase-DVDs about endgames in Fritztrainer-Format are bestsellers. The PhD in mathematics lives in Hamburg, where he has also been hunting down points for the HSK in the Bundesliga for many years.
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