The winners of our Endgame Magic Calendar!

by Arne Kaehler
12/28/2021 – For 24 days, you mastered fierce end-game puzzles. We received over 6800 emails this year! This topped last year's calendar, bravo! From all entries we randomly selected three winners for each day, who can look forward to ChessBase Shop vouchers or two Fritztrainer DVDs signed by Karsten Müller. Those who guessed all 24 doors correctly, entered into our super raffle for one of three grand prizes.

Chess Endgames 1 to 14 Chess Endgames 1 to 14

All endgame DVDs by Karsten Müller in one package! More than 70 hours of instruction! from "Basic knowledge for beginners" (volume 1) to "Practical Rook Endgames" (volume 8) to the ever-popular "Golden Guidelines of Endgame Play" (volume 14).

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The lucky 89 winners

72 e-mails with the correct answer were drawn at random. Three readers who were right on one of the 24 days had the chance to win a digital voucher for our ChessBase Shop.

Furthermore we drew 14 x 2 chess endgame Fritztrainer DVDs (volume 1 to 14, ENG/GER) by Dr. Karsten Müller as prizes. The Fritztrainers were all signed by the endgame master Müller, and therefore have a special collector's value, since there are not so many of them any more.

This year, almost 65% of all answers came from Germany! Does this mean that Germans are particularly good at end games?

82 readers (!) actually guessed every single calendar door correctly, and thus additionally qualified for the draw of the three main prizes.

The winners of a €20 digital voucher are:

  • Arvid G. from Germany - Schwerin
  • Pranav A. from India
  • Yavuz A. from Germany - Velbert
  • Thorsten C. from Germany - Koeln
  • Edward E. from USA
  • Gerhard Z. from Germany - Leipzig
  • Ben C. from USA
  • Stanislav D. from Slovakia
  • Mariano A. from Spain
  • Keith L. from Australia
  • Max W. from Germany - Altenburg
  • Franco B. from Italy
  • Jose L. from Spain
  • Michael H. from USA
  • Hans H. from Germany - Gau-Odernheim
  • Oliver P. from Germany - Graben-Neudorf
  • Michael B. from Germany - Hamburg
  • Ralf M. from Canada
  • Krishneel N, from Fiji
  • Michael R. from Germany - Luebbecke
  • Matthias B. from Germany - Mannheim
  • Smits C. from Netherlands
  • Adam K. from Hungary
  • Vinko M. from Croatia

The winners of a €30 digital voucher are:

  • Michael W. from Belgium
  • Gerhard K. from Austria
  • Werner B. from Germany - Vechta
  • Matthew B. from United Kingdom
  • Frank D. from Germany - Bovenden
  • Joern G. from Germany - Karlsruhe
  • Damian L. from Poland
  • Roland K. from Scotland
  • Giampietro C. from Italy
  • Ulrich Z. from Germany - Grafing
  • Fabian S. from Germany - Chemnitz
  • Satish K. from India
  • Rainer G. from Germany - Paderborn
  • Barak G. from Israel
  • Falk P. from Germany - Weimar
  • Petra K. from Germany - Floeha
  • Michael P. from Belgium
  • Mike W. from United Kingdom
  • Richard O. from USA
  • Henk H. from Netherlands
  • Svyatoslav L. from Russia
  • Eckart K. from Germany - Dortmund
  • Patrick C. from France
  • Norbert H. from Germany - Pfaffenhofen

The winners of a €60 digital voucher are:

  • Patrice R. from Switzerland
  • Katharina F. from Germany - Duesseldorf
  • Iron K. from Germany - Saerbeck
  • Steven B. from Scotland
  • Michael S. from Germany - Dortmund
  • Antal L. from United Kingdom
  • Dirk H. from Germany - Hamburg
  • Nick S. from United Kingdom
  • Heinz-Peter B. from Germany - Ammerdingen
  • Frans L. from Netherlands
  • Cesar S. from Peru
  • Thomas V. from Sweden
  • Mirko S. from Germany - Stuttgart
  • Alexandre B. from France
  • Ulrich H. from Germany - Baltmannsweiler
  • Joerg O. from Germany - Niederkumbd
  • Torsten B. from Germany - Kiel
  • Christo D. from South Africa
  • Holger H. from Germany - Kiel
  • Jeronimo H. from Germany - Seevetal
  • Stefan S. from Germany - Windischeschenbach
  • Shane D. from Australia
  • Jana B. from Germany - Rottendorf
  • Thor Ole K. from Norway

The 14 winners of the two signed endgame DVDs each are:

German Versions

  • John F. from Switzerland
  • Stefan W. from Germany - Hamburg
  • Gereon L. from Germany - Nonnweiler
  • Niklaus G. from Switzerland
  • Hans-Gerhard P. from Germany - Saarbruecken
  • Uwe F. from Germany - Duisburg
  • Peter S. from Germany - Lippstadt

English Versions

  • Zoran P. from Serbia
  • Paul J. from Sweden
  • Karimi S. from Italy
  • Niels Erik A. from Denmark
  • Eric J. from Canada
  • Kevin R. from France
  • Mauri L. from Finland

(The DVDs are drawn completely at random.)

Third place goes to Joachim K. from Germany - Bischweier!

  • 50 Euro digital voucher for our ChessBase Shop
  • Two Fritztrainer DVDs signed by Karsten Müller
  • ChessBase USB stick (128 GB)
  • The latest Fritztrainer by Karsten Müller and Luis Engel - "The 4 Player Types standard model" as digital download

(It is what it is. Incredibly, Joachim K. has already won third place for the second time. A bit of luck is also part of it!)

Second place goes to Volker H. from Germany - Gettorf!

  • 80 Euro digital voucher for our ChessBase Shop
  • Two Fritztrainer DVDs signed by Karsten Müller
  • ChessBase USB stick (128 GB)
  • The latest Fritztrainer by Karsten Müller and Luis Engel - "The 4 Player Types standard model" as digital download

First place goes to Coert J. from the Netherlands!

  • 120 Euro digital voucher for our ChessBase Shop
  • Two Fritztrainer DVDs signed by Karsten Müller
  • ChessBase USB stick (128 GB)
  • The latest Fritztrainer by Karsten Müller and Luis Engel - "The 4 Player Types standard model" as digital download

The 4 Player Types standard model - Find your strengths and weaknesses and those of your opponent

Playing styles in chess are an important and thus often discussed topic. GM Dr. Karsten Müller and GM Luis Engel take up a model by GM Lars Bo Hansen based on 4 player types - namely ‘activists’, ‘pragmatics’, ‘theoreticians’ and so-called ‘reflectors’.

Attention.

All winners will receive a confirmation email from us in the first week of January. For all winners of prizes that will be sent by post, we will ask for the address.

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Arne Kaehler, a creative thinker who is passionate about board games in general was born in Hamburg and learned how to play chess at a very young age. Through teaching chess to youth teams and creating chess content on YouTube, Arne was able to extend this passion onto others and has even made an online chess course for anyone who wants to learn how to play this game. Currently, Arne blogs for the English news page of ChessBase and focuses on creating promotional and entertaining articles.
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Raka_Orion Raka_Orion 1/9/2022 02:51
I have won a gift voucher, so happy about that! Just curious when we will receive our prizes, since it is 9 January already.
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