The right exchange

by Karsten Müller
11/9/2021 – Exchanging the right pieces is a very important topic, for which you should develop a fine intuition. How should Black proceed in the diagram position?

Endgames of the World Champions from Fischer to Carlsen Endgames of the World Champions from Fischer to Carlsen

Let endgame expert Dr Karsten Müller show and explain the finesses of the world champions. Although they had different styles each and every one of them played the endgame exceptionally well, so take the opportunity to enjoy and learn from some of the best endgames in the history of chess.



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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 Mueller, which are bestsellers in the ChessBase Shop.

Karsten Mueller

Karsten Mueller regularly presents endgame lessons in the ChessBase Video Portal


Karsten Müller is considered to be one of the greatest endgame experts in the world. His books on the endgame - among them "Fundamentals of Chess Endings", co-authored with Frank Lamprecht, that helped to improve Magnus Carlsen's endgame knowledge - and his endgame columns for the ChessCafe website and the ChessBase Magazine helped to establish and to confirm this reputation. Karsten's Fritztrainer DVDs on the endgame are bestsellers. The mathematician with a PhD lives in Hamburg, and for more than 25 years he has been scoring points for the Hamburger Schachklub (HSK) in the Bundesliga.
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Karsten Müller Karsten Müller 11/10/2021 03:53
ein_gutes_pils: The bishop also wins after 45.Nf5+ Qxg4 46.Nh6+ Kf8 47.Nxg4 d3 and the d-pawn will win the knight and the bishop then will win.
ein_gutes_pils ein_gutes_pils 11/10/2021 02:37
I wonder whether 45. Sf5+, instead of Sh5+, is a better option for White? I think this line ends up with two pawns for the bishop, and White has a passer on the h-file and can create another one on the b-file. The computer says it is still better for Black but not so much as the Sh5 line.