Karsten Müller's Endgame Dictionary: The Umbrella

10/8/2021 – There are so many endgame terms that Karsten Müller has decided to summarise them in a growing dictionary and explain them on video. He starts with the "Umbrella", which can help in bad weather but also in rook endings. In a video Karsten Müller explains what an "umbrella" is in endgame theory and shows why it is useful to know the term and its meaning.

ChessBase 16 - Mega package Edition 2021 ChessBase 16 - Mega package Edition 2021

Your key to fresh ideas, precise analyses and targeted training!
Everyone uses ChessBase, from the World Champion to the amateur next door. It is the program of choice for anyone who loves the game and wants to know more about it. Start your personal success story with ChessBase and enjoy the game even more.

More...

An umbrella is a pawn, which shelters the attacking king from the rain of checks of the defending rook. In a rook ending a typical winning technique is to lure an enemy pawn to an important file, so that the attacking king can hide behind it.

 

 

Discussion and Feedback Join the public discussion or submit your feedback to the editors


Discuss

Rules for reader comments

 
 

Not registered yet? Register