The ladies invite to a little dance

by Karsten Müller
7/29/2014 – The rule that pawns that reach the first or the eighth rank can be promoted into a queen is simply wonderful. It adds spice to lots of positions and never fails to fascinate beginners. But before promoting a pawn it sometimes pays to check whether having two queens in the same castle is really such a good thing. Karsten Müller has a striking example.

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The ladies invite to a little dance



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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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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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