Karsten Müller's Endgame Dictionary: The Umbrella

by ChessBase
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.

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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.



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