NEW: Claus-Dieter Meyer / Karsten Müller: Magical Chess Endgames

9/8/2020 – Claus-Dieter Meyer and Karsten Mueller present the "Magical Endgames Fritztrainer", their third collaboration. Sadly, Claus-Dieter Meyer passed away in March 2020, but he finished his work on this DVD before, including notes and comments. Endgame expert Karsten Mueller analyses and explains important endgame techniques and presents a number of fantastic games. The volume concludes with helpful interactive exercises and is a treasure for everyone who likes the endgame and wants to improve in chess.

Magical Chess Endgames Magical Chess Endgames

In over 4 hours in front of the camera, Karsten Müller presents to you sensations from the world of endgames - partly reaching far beyond standard techniques and rules of thumb - and rounds off with some cases of with own examples.

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Claus-Dieter Meyer / Karsten Müller: Magical Chess Endgames

The third and final DVD of the two authors is all about Karsten Müller’s special field: the endgame. Claus-Dieter Meyer has put under the microscope many fascinating examples, making some most surprising discoveries. This rich treasure trove forms the basis of Karsten Müller’s video presentation on the DVD: in over 4 hours

in front of the camera, the Hamburg grandmaster presents to you sensations from the world of endgames - partly reaching far beyond standard techniques and rules of thumb - and rounds off with some cases of with own examples. The following themes are featured: mate, stalemate, the sharpest endgame weapon zugzwang, the correct exchange to make and different coloured bishops, as well as rook endgames with sections on umbrella, checking distance and Vancura’s draw (pure form and more complex cases). This is training at its best: you can first study endgame technique on video and afterwards deepen your knowledge by solving concrete interactive exercises!  Let the magic work on you!

• Video running time: 4 hours (English)

• With interactive training including video feedback

Dr. 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: “Basics of chess endgames” in addition to other contributions such as his columns on the website ChessCafe as well as in Chess- Base Magazine. M.’s ChessBase-DVDs about endgames in Fritztrainer-Format are bestsellers.

A profound chess analyst through and through, FIDE master Claus-Dieter Meyer (1946-2020) was one of the most experienced German A-trainers and for many years a full time employee of the chess club SV Werder Bremen. He authored numerous publications, including “The Magic of Chess Tactics“ Volumes 1 and 2 with Karsten Müller. He was also known for his analysis column to be found at www.werder-schach.de

Content:

  1. Introduction
  2. Mate
  3. Description
  4. Magic
  5. Magical Mate
  6. The queen mates
  7. Small Army large attack
  8. White king in a stalemate net
  9. Black king in a mating net
  10. White's king's wanderlust
  11. Knight tricks
  12. Stamma's mate
  13. The losing zone behind the Troitzky line
  14. Stalemate
  15. Description
  16. The desperado rook
  17. The desperado rook 1
  18. The desperado rook 2
  19. Giant slalom
  20. Fortress and stalemate
  21. Fortress or stalemate?
  22. Neither fortress nor stalemate
  23. Less is more
  24. Typical stalemate defences
  25. The stalemate trick
  26. Building a stalemate cage
  27. The stalemate escape
  28. Zugzwang
  29. Description
  30. Zugzwang to convert an extra piece
  31. Extra bishop
  32. Extra knight
  33. Zugzwang as weapon against a knight
  34. Botvinnik's Law
  35. The sharpest endgame weapon
  36. Zugzwang as weapon against a bishop
  37. Color blindness
  38. The pair of bishops
  39. Anands active king
  40. Rook vs bishop
  41. The right exchange
  42. Description
  43. Exchange into a pawn endgame
  44. The sharpest endgame weapon
  45. The right transformation
  46. Exchanging for an advantage
  47. Opening an abyss
  48. The side fighting against a rook wants to avoid exchanges
  49. Opposite coloured bishops
  50. Description
  51. Pure endgames have a large drawish tendency
  52. Lasker's brillant idea
  53. The bishop closes the door
  54. King invasion
  55. With rooks they favor the attacker
  56. Carlsen's king
  57. Burn's king
  58. Svidler's sword
  59. Pawn storm blows Black's burg away
  60. The rook invades sooner or later
  61. Fire on Board
  62. Rook endgames
  63. Description
  64. Theoretical rook endings
  65. Dangerous doubled pawns
  66. Eternal cut off
  67. Umbrella
  68. Botvinnik's breakthrough
  69. Lesson from Büsum
  70. Checking distance
  71. Zwischenschach
  72. Deep points
  73. Gashimov's gravestone
  74. Bodycheck
  75. Avoiding a bodycheck
  76. Vancura defense
  77. The fortress draw
  78. Giri's stroke of genius
  79. A new method of defense
  80. Interactive videos
  81. Description
  82. Test section
  83. Knight fight
  84. There is no safe corner
  85. The stalemate net
  86. The endgame of the year 2015
  87. Meyer's masterpiece

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.

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RRP € 29,90

EAN 4027975008868

Available: 7th September 2020

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Magical Chess Endgames

In over 4 hours in front of the camera, Karsten Müller presents to you sensations from the world of endgames - partly reaching far beyond standard techniques and rules of thumb - and rounds off with some cases of with own examples.

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