Karsten Müller’s Endgame Magic Show #176: Rubinstein's rook endgame mastery

by Karsten Müller
12/20/2021 – In the Endgame Magic Show #176 Karsten Müller and Arne Kähler take a look at fascinating rook endings. They start with the last game of the World Championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Ian Nepomniachtchi, and then focus on the game Spielmann vs Rubinstein, St. Petersburg 1909, in which Rubinstein worked his rook endgame magic. | You can watch the Endgame Magic Show on-demand with a ChessBase Premium account.

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Endgame Magic #176

In his prime Akiba Rubinstein (1 December 1880 - 15 March 1961) was one of the world's best players and a possible contender for the World Championship. Rubinstein is particularly famous for his deep and logical strategic plans and for his superb skills in rook endgames.

Games like the following explain why he had this reputation: Rubinstein defeated Rudolf Spielmann in a complicated rook endgame, in which some moves of Black just seem magical.

 

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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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