Knight vs pawns

by Karsten Müller
2/14/2023 – In the diagram position the white knight has to fight against the black pawns. Black's d-pawn and Black's f-pawn are both weak and seem to fall quickly. But the position is still tricky though White has a hidden way to win. Can you find it?

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.



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Do you like these lessons? There are plenty more by internationally renowned endgame expert Dr Karsten Müller in ChessBase Magazine, where you will also find openings articles and surveys, tactics, and of course annotations by the world's top grandmasters.

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Apart from his regular columns and video lectures in ChessBase Magazine there is a whole series of training DVDs by Karsten Mueller, which are bestsellers in the ChessBase Shop.

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Karsten Mueller regularly presents endgame lessons in the ChessBase Video Portal


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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Karsten Müller Karsten Müller 2/15/2023 08:17
MickyMaus90: A very valueable addition. Many thanks!
MickyMaus90 MickyMaus90 2/14/2023 07:11
Dear Karsten,
maybe an addition. I had another winning idea until the engine came up with a brilliant refutation:
54.Nb2? d2! 55.Kxf3 Kf6! 56.Ke2 g4! 57.hxg4 Kg5!! (57...fxg4? 58.Nd1 h5 59.Ne3! Kg5 60.Ng2!+-) 58.gxf5 Kxf5 59.Kf3 h5 60.Nd1 Kg5 61.Nf2 Kf5! 62.Ke2 h4! 63.g4+ Kf4! 64.Kxd2 h3! 65.Ke2 h2! 66.Kf1 h1Q+ 67.Nxh1 Kxg4! =
Best wishes, Wolfram