Endgames from the Global Chess League (women’s edition)

by Karsten Müller
7/23/2023 – The inaugural edition of the Global Chess League took place last month in Dubai. The Triveni Continental Kings, led by Levon Aronian, emerged victorious, with Jonas Buhl Bjerre scoring the deciding win in an exciting tiebreaker. GM Karsten Müller followed the games closely, looking for interesting positions to analyse. Find here five instructive endings, all featuring women players! | Pictured: Nino Batsaishvili. | Photo: Maria Emelianova

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Kosteniuk vs. Hou (round 6)

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The breakthrough

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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.


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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