Karsten Mueller: "Endgames are like pure mathematics"

by Sagar Shah
11/23/2018 – Today is the birthday of ChessBase's endgame expert, Grandmaster Karsten Mueller. Recently he was interviewed by Sagar Shah of ChessBase India, who writes, "the interview is amazing, packed with great stories, analysis and your thoughts on different topics of great importance."

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.


"An expert is someone who has committed all mistakes in a field"

Karsten Mueller is a genuis. He is a GM and at the same time holds a PhD in Mathematics. After becoming a grandmaster Karsten decided to become an endgame expert in chess.

But what does being an endgame expert mean? Karsten spends the majority of his time doing research on endgames, writing books, analysing positions with tablebases. Thanks to his background in mathematics, he has the critical approach of trying to find the perfect proof of every position, no matter how complicated.

In this interview, we get to know why did Karsten Mueller choose the endgame. He analyzes some of his favourite games which includes the amazing analysis of Shirov vs Lautier and Karpov vs Kasparov.

It's an interview from which you will learn a lot about one of the greatest endgame experts of our time.

Check out all of Karsten Mueller's Endgame series

Replay all endgame positions Karsten discusses:


Chess Endgames 1 to 14

All endgame DVDs by Karsten Müller in one package! More than 70 hours of instruction! from "Basic knowledge for beginners" (volume 1) to "Practical Rook Endgames" (volume 8) to the ever-popular "Golden Guidelines of Endgame Play" (volume 14).


Sagar is an International Master from India with two GM norms. He loves to cover chess tournaments, as that helps him understand and improve at the game he loves so much. He is the co-founder and CEO of ChessBase India, the biggest chess news portal in the country. His YouTube channel has over a million subscribers, and to date close to a billion views. ChessBase India is the sole distributor of ChessBase products in India and seven adjoining countries, where the software is available at a 60% discount. compared to International prices.


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