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  • Chess Endgames 1: Basic Knowledge for Beginners - Chess Training DVD

Chess Endgames 1: Basic Knowledge for Beginners - Chess Training DVD

Brand: ChessBase

Chess Endgames 1: Basic Knowledge for Beginners

Endgame theory constitutes the foundation of chess. You realize this in striking clarity once you obtain a won chess ending but finally have to be content with a draw because of a lack of necessary knowledge. Such accidents can only be prevented by building up solid endgame technique. This is Karsten Mueller's first DVD, and the Grandmaster and endgame expert from Hamburg here lays the foundation for acquiring such a technique. The first part of his training series can be started without any endgame knowledge, only a knowledge of the rules of chess is assumed. But for a lot of club players this course will be a welcome brush up as a glance on the content confirms: The topics range from elementary endings such as mating with the Queen, with Rook and with two Bishops and mating with Bishop and Knight.

The DVD also teaches the fundamentals of pawn endings, Knight vs. pawns, Bishop vs. Knight endings, Queen vs. pawns endgames plus Knight and Bishop endings - including endings with Bishop of the same and of opposite color. Those who have always felt that studying the endgame from textbooks is to uninspiring and too arduous, will enjoy this DVD and certainly profit from it.

Video running time: 5.5 hours, includes ChessBase 9.0 Reader. An amazing 5+ hours of chess endgame theory!

Since 1988 Grandmaster Dr. Karsten Mueller from Hamburg has played 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 in the ChessBase magazine and the author of the Endgame Corner column on 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.

System requirements: Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM, Windows 98, SE, ME, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows Media Player 9.0, DVD drive.

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