Chess Endgames 12 - Rook Against Knight - Mueller
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Chess Endgames 12 - Rook Against Knight - Mueller

The more reduced the material on the board, the more important it is to be able to estimate the potential fo the pieces correctly. In endgames with asymmetrical material this is absolutely crucial. The... Read More
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The more reduced the material on the board, the more important it is to be able to estimate the potential fo the pieces correctly. In endgames with asymmetrical material this is absolutely crucial. The 12th DVD in Karsten Mueller's popular series continues the journey started with the 11th to discuss endgames with an uneven material balance. this time the endgame expert from Hamburg analyzes the following constellations:

  • rook against knight
  • rook and knight against two knights
  • two rooks against rook and knight
  • rook against bishop and knight
  • rook and bishop against bishop and knight
  • rook against two knights

The important aspects, coordination and harmony of the pieces, can be studied as well in those endgames and help to improve the practical play. Especially the geometry of the knight can be analyzed in great detail. This avoids knight forks not only in the endgame as long as you remain in the "knight check shadow." The internationally acclaimed endgame expert looks at the winning motifs of the side with the rook like giving back the exchange, opening lines and restricting the knight with many well chosen examples. Of course the question of the right exchange also plays a vital role, when converting the advantage.


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: 5 hrs. 38 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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