Small army, big attack

by Karsten Müller
2/3/2015 – 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. Test your endgame skills, improve and have fun.

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Small army, big attack


White to play. What would be your choice?



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.


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Introduction by Karsten Müller

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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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Offramp Offramp 2/17/2015 04:16
[Event "Budapest Candidates"]
[Site "Budapest, HUN"]
[Date "1950.04.29"]
[EventDate "1950.??.??"]
[Round "10"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[White "Laszlo Szabo"]
[Black "David Bronstein"]
[ECO "A90"]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]
[PlyCount "142"]

1. d4 e6 2. c4 f5 3. g3 Nf6 4. Bg2 Bb4+ 5. Bd2 Be7 6. Nc3 O-O
7. Nf3 d6 8. O-O Qe8 9. Qc2 Qh5 10. e4 e5 11. dxe5 dxe5
12. Nd5 Nxd5 13. exd5 Bf6 14. Bc3 Nd7 15. Qd1 Qf7 16. Qe2 Re8
17. Rfe1 e4 18. Nd4 Nc5 19. b3 Bd7 20. Qc2 c6 21. dxc6 bxc6
22. f3 a6 23. Rad1 Nd3 24. Rf1 Qg6 25. Ne2 Bg5 26. Nf4 Bxf4
27. gxf4 c5 28. Kh1 Qh5 29. fxe4 fxe4 30. Rxd3 exd3 31. Qxd3
Bf5 32. Bd5+ Kf8 33. Qg3 Ra7 34. Be5 Rd7 35. Qe3 Rxd5 36. cxd5
Qg6 37. Re1 Rd8 38. d6 Bd7 39. Qg3 Qf7 40. Kg1 Re8 41. f5 g6
42. f6 Qe6 43. Qh4 Qg4+ 44. Qxg4 Bxg4 45. Kf2 Kf7 46. Bb2 Rxe1
47. Kxe1 Bd7 48. Kd2 Ke6 49. Be5 a5 50. Kc3 Bb5 51. a4 Be8
52. Bg3 Kd7 53. Kb2 Ke6 54. Kc2 c4 55. Be1 cxb3+ 56. Kxb3 Kxf6
57. Bxa5 Ke6 58. Bc7 g5 59. a5 g4 60. Kc4 h5 61. a6 h4 62. Kc5
g3 63. hxg3 h3 64. g4 Bd7 65. a7 Bc6 66. g5 Kd7 67. g6 h2
68. g7 h1=Q 69. g8=Q Qc1+ 70. Qc4 Qxc4+ 71. Kxc4 Bh1 1/2-1/2