Endings with rook and minor piece against rook and minor piece occur very frequently, even more ofter than rook endings. But there is not much literature on them. The new endgame DVD fills this gap. The four different material constellations rook and knight vs rook and knight, rooks and opposite colored bishops and same colored bishops and rook and bishop vs rook and knight are dealt with. The last configuration has been split into two chapters as those endings where the side with the bishop is better are completely different from examples in which the knight is trying to win. Furthermore, the endgame expert looks at a few positions with four rooks to discuss the extremely important theme of the correct rook exchange. In view of the different material constellations Karsten Mueller explains many guidelines like e.g. "With knights even a small initiative weighs heavily," "Opposite colored bishops favor the attacker," "Space advantage and a good bishop are important with same colored bishops," "Fighting against a knight the bishop prefers open positions and a fluid pawn structure, the knight want to have full control." But Karsten Mueller also wants to help you to train your intuition. After all the real art fo the royal game can be best seen in the recognition of expectations to the rules.
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: 7 hrs. 38 min.
System Requirements: Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM, Windows XP, Windows Vista, DVD drive, mouse and soundcard.