Chess Endgames 11 - Rook Against Bishop - Mueller
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Chess Endgames 11 - Rook Against Bishop - Mueller

The more reduced the material, the more important it is to correctly assess the potential of your own and the enemy's pieces. This is particularly true in endgames with unbalanced material. On DVDs 9... Read More
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The more reduced the material, the more important it is to correctly assess the potential of your own and the enemy's pieces. This is particularly true in endgames with unbalanced material. On DVDs 9 and 10 of this endgame series, Dr. Karsten Mueller explored symmetrical material constellations with two pieces against two pieces, and this DVD begins with a discussion of asymmetrical material balances, including:

  • rook against bishop
  • rook and knight against two bishops
  • two rooks against rook and bishop
  • queen and rook against queen and bishop
  • rook and knight against bishop and knight
  • rook against two bishops

These endgames allow one to study the important characteristics "coordination" and "harmony of the pieces" in detail and lead to interesting practical insights. For instance, Mueller shows that rook and knight are markedly superior to bishop+knight whereas the two bishops cope much better. With the help of a large number of examples the internationally renowned endgame expert explains the pertinent winning motifs of the side with the rook, such as returning the exchange, opening lines for the rook and restricting the bishop. Another factor that is of great importance in converting one's advantage is the question when and when not to exchange.


Author: Since 1988 grandmaster Dr. Karsten Mueller from Hamburg plays for the Hamburger Schachklub in the Bundesliga and in 1996 and 1997 he finished third in the German Championship. As an internationally renowned endgame expert he is the author of the endgame column for ChessBase magazine and the author of the Endgame Corner column on ChessCafe.com. his book "Fundamental chess Endings," which he co-authored with Frank Lamprecht and which was published in 2001 by Gambit is already considered to be a modern classic.

Running Time: 8 hrs. 26 min.
System Requirements: Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM, Windows XP, Windows Vista, DVD drive, mouse and soundcard.

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