Endgame tactics

by Karsten Müller
11/22/2022 – In the diagram position it is Black to move and win. Do you see how? But be careful: Black's winning idea might be obvious but Black has to calculate precisely.

Endgames of the World Champions from Fischer to Carlsen Endgames of the World Champions from Fischer to Carlsen

Let endgame expert Dr Karsten Müller show and explain the finesses of the world champions. Although they had different styles each and every one of them played the endgame exceptionally well, so take the opportunity to enjoy and learn from some of the best endgames in the history of chess.



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Do you like these lessons? There are plenty more by internationally renowned endgame expert Dr Karsten Müller in ChessBase Magazine, where you will also find openings articles and surveys, tactics, and of course annotations by the world's top grandmasters.

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Apart from his regular columns and video lectures in ChessBase Magazine there is a whole series of training DVDs by Karsten Mueller, which are bestsellers in the ChessBase Shop.

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Karsten Mueller regularly presents endgame lessons in the ChessBase Video Portal


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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Karsten Müller Karsten Müller 11/23/2022 08:19
Hypekiller5000: Many thanks!
Frits Fritschy Frits Fritschy 11/22/2022 05:47
Black also wins having the move in Hypek.'s position.
Hypekiller5000 Hypekiller5000 11/22/2022 04:29
OK, my first position was Jan Feys (white, fide id 262862) vs Guy Baete (black, fide id 207187), Antwerp league rapid championship +50 , played on 11/11/2022 in Mortsel (Antwerp). (the second one has the game data on the web page, it was a league game from last year).
Karsten Müller Karsten Müller 11/22/2022 03:11
Hypekiller5000: Can you please provide the game data here? Really amazing example!
Hypekiller5000 Hypekiller5000 11/22/2022 02:19
You're welcome (if you want the game data, I can provide them) :-) I generally keep an eye open for "special" endgames (for a non-related example, see the first example in https://schaken-brabo.blogspot.com/2022/04/de-tempomachine.html )
Karsten Müller Karsten Müller 11/22/2022 01:07
Hypekiller5000: Amazing example. Many thanks! If the bishop moves Black has 1...g2 and after 1.Kc3 Black answers 1...Nxd5+. Really fantastic!
Hypekiller5000 Hypekiller5000 11/22/2022 12:18
the first position reminded me of this one (from a recent rapid game i watched):
white: Kd2, Bg2, a4, b3, b5, d5, e4, f3
black: Kg5, Nb4, a5, c5, c7, d6, e5, f4, g3
white to move, black wins (according to the computer)