Karsten Mueller’s Endgame Magic #163: Highlights of the Hou Yifan Challenge

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10/4/2021 – From 18 to 21 September, 17 of the world's best juniors played a round robin rapid online tournament, the Hou Yifan Challenge, which is part of the Julius Baer Challengers Tour. In the "Endgame Magic Show #163" Arne Kaehler and Karsten Mueller look at endgame highlights from this tournament that was won by Vincent Keymer, who finished two points ahead of Christopher Yoo and Praggnanandhaa.| Endgame Magic is on air most Mondays. Watch it on-demand with a ChessBase Premium account.

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Endgame Magic #163

The Hou Yifan Challenge was a tournament with shortened time-controls but the young players still showed impressive endgame skills.

A key game in the tournament was the encounter between Keymer and Praggnanandhaa, in which the young German Grandmaster won a difficult and instructive endgame. Arne and Karsten will have a look at this endgame and at two fascinating pawn endings.

To get in the mood, here's a warm-up: In the diagram below it is Black to move and win. The young Russian Volodar Murzin failed to find the win. Can you do better?


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