Permanent threats

by Karsten Müller
11/24/2015 – 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. Today on the playchess server, 4 pm: Endgame Magic with Karsten Müller and Sagar Shah!

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Permanent threats


White to play. Try to find the narrow path to draw.


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.


ChessBase Magazine #168 (Oct/Nov) 


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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santiago2 santiago2 11/30/2015 06:29
claudioboss: grazie, hai ragione. thanks
claudioboss claudioboss 11/30/2015 05:37
santoago2: in your first variation white plays 79.Kg7 and it is a drawn endgame because it's a h pawn and black king is too far.
Also, I can't manage to understand your second variation, as there is no a-pawn anymore; it was captured the move before 75.Kf4
santiago2 santiago2 11/28/2015 07:21
then after 78.h7 b1qQ white must play 79.a8Q+ KxQ 80.h8Q+ and now draw
santiago2 santiago2 11/28/2015 07:16
after 75.Rf4 I see 75..b4 76.Kf5 b3 77.KxN b2 78.h7 B1Q 79.h8Q Qb2 + and win