NEW: Learn from the endgames of the World Champions

by ChessBase
5/27/2019 – All world champions leave their mark on chess. Past champions had different styles but each and every one of them played the endgame exceptionally well. Steinitz laid the first foundations, Lasker embodied fighting spirit, Capablanca pure techique, Alekhine attack, Tal magic, Petrosian defence, Smyslov harmony. Let one of the greatest endgame experts, Karsten Müller, improve your endgame skills with this historical review — in 13 hours of interactive video lectures!

Endgames of the World Champions Vol. 2 - from Steinitz to Spassky Endgames of the World Champions Vol. 2 - from Steinitz to Spassky

Enjoy Capablanca's fine technique, Tal's magic, Lasker's fighting spirit, Petrosian's defensive skills, Smyslov's feeling for harmony, and Alekhine's and Spassky's flair for the attack.

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Karsten Müller: Endgames of the World Champions
Vol. 2 – From Steinitz to Spassky

The material on this DVD is based on the ChessBase MasterClass series, and gives you a good opportunity to enjoy some of the best endgames in the history of chess. Enjoy Capablanca's fine technique, Tal’s magic, Lasker’s fighting spirit, Petrosian’s defensive skills, Smyslov’s feeling for harmony, and Alekhine’s and Spassky’s flair for the attack.

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Learn from the theoretical-scientific approach of Botvinnik, Euwe and Steinitz. The first World Champion in fact also laid the foundations of positional chess theory. He, for example, was the first to show how to restrict bishop and knight with the pair of bishops, a method that still is exemplary today. His successors built on his theories and everyone of them contributed to the theory of the endgame.

Take a trip back in time to the old days when games were still adjourned and the whole world followed endgame analyses feverishly.

  • Video running time: 13 hours (English)
  • Interactive training including video feedback
  • Extra: Morphy’s endgames
  • Including CB 15 Reader
  • EAN 4027975008776
  • €29.90 Available now!

System requirements

Minimum: Pentium III 1 GHz, 1 GB RAM, Windows 7, DirectX9 graphic card with 256 MB RAM, DVD-ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9 and internet connection for program activation. Recommended: PC Intel Core i7, 2.8 GHz, 4 GB RAM, Windows 7 / 8 or 10, DirectX10 graphic card (or compatible) with 512 MB RAM or better, 100% DirectX10 compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, DVDROM drive and internet connection for program activation.


A 5-minute preview of this new video series


Karsten Müller, born 1970, has a world-wide reputation as one of the greatest endgame experts. He has, together with Frank Lamprecht, written a book on the subject: “Fundamental Chess Endings,” in addition to other contributions such as his column on the ChessCafe, the ChessBase websites and in ChessBase Magazine. Müller’s ChessBase DVDs about endgames in Fritztrainer format are bestsellers. In the chessbase video portal he regularly welcomes top grandmasters for his endgame show. He has a PhD in mathematics lives in Hamburg, where he has also played for the HSK in the Bundesliga for more than 25 years.




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