Tykhon’s endgame magic!

by Karsten Müller
5/5/2022 – Tykhon Cherniaiev is a 12-year-old Ukrainian Candidate Master and a double world U10 chess champion in Rapid and Blitz. His family fled Ukraine and is now safe in Hamburg. In the latest Endgame Magic Show, the talented kid joined GM Karsten Müller to analyse a few of his most interesting endgames. Take a look! It is now free for all to watch (no ChessBase Premium account needed). | Pictured: Tykhon with his mom Svetlana, his sister Ustynya and GM Anna Muzychuk at the Women’s Bundesliga

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Eager to learn

Young Tykhon joins endgame expert Karsten Müller to analyse a few instructive positions from the 2018 Blitz and Rapid U10 World Championship. The Ukrainian is fully engaged and visibly happy to learn from the experienced trainer.

Tykhon, who is already a member of the Hamburg Sports Club, is in discussion with the German Chess Federation regarding a sponsorship program. Dorian Rogozenco, who is now training the 12-year-old, told Björn Jensen in a recent interview: “He is very motivated, and almost does too much”.

Check out the latest instalment of Müller’s Endgame Magic Show, free for all to watch!


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.