No entry for the king

by Karsten Müller
2/2/2016 – Every week ChessBase magazine author and renowned endgame expert Karsten Müller presents a remarkable or particularly instructive endgame in his blog. A click on the diagram opens a larger board. Test your endgame skills, improve and have fun!

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No entry for the king


White to move. Don't give the black king the opportunity to enter White's kingside.


Karsten Müller in ChessBase Magazine

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 Müller, which are bestsellers in the ChessBase Shop.


New! ChessBase Magazine #170 (Feb/March)



Introductory video by Karsten Müller




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 Endgames” in addition to other contributions such as his column on the website ChessCafe as well as in ChessBase Magazine. Müller's ChessBase-DVDs about endgames in Fritztrainer-Format are bestsellers. The PhD in mathematics lives in Hamburg, where he has also been hunting down points for the HSK in the Bundesliga for many years.
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AlePatelli AlePatelli 2/6/2016 11:47
Thank you. An interesting example of distant opposition!
daniel64 daniel64 2/3/2016 04:44
AlePatelli: 71...Ke5 72.Nxf4 Kxf4 73.h5 Kg5 74.Kc3 wins. But it's an important line with only moves for White...
AlePatelli AlePatelli 2/3/2016 09:20
About "No entry for the King": after 68.Ne2,g3 69.N:g3,f4 70.e:f4,e:f4 71.N:h5,Ke5 (instead 71....f3) Black seems to draw... it'snt?
psamant psamant 2/2/2016 02:09
Nice, these endgame lessons are fun and useful!