Saturday, July 01, 2006

Chess Endgames 1

I recently picked up a copy of the Chessbase DVD "Chess Endgames Volume 1" by Karsten Muller.
All I can say is wow.
For me there is no comparison in the amount of information I retain after seeing an actual demonstration versus just reading about it and trying to understand what I just read.
After just one viewing of the segment about Bishop+Knight+King vs. King I can now pull this mate off instantaneously. I wonder how many times I tried to master this through just reading alone. But once I saw the technique in action the proverbial light bulb went into the on position.

Karsten Muller does a great job in demystifying endings and explaining the key concepts in a manner and style that is easy to retain. So far I’m on Chapter Two (Pawn Endings) and loving it. Once I go through the entire disk I plan on playing through the examples versus the computer until I can memorize each technique cold. (I did this with the B+N+K vs K and it really helped drive the point home.)

So if you are trying to expand your endgame knowledge by all means you should not
hesitate in purchasing this DVD it is amazing.


Edwin 'dutchdefence' Meyer said...

I am sure it is amazing. I am very much into CBase training cd's and dvd's and the corresponding method myself. I am pretty sure i will add that endgame dvd to my collection as well at some point.

Pale Morning Dun - Errant Knight de la Maza said...

Thanks for the tip. I saw the review on chessbase, but obviously that's a little biased. Hearing from you makes it more clear. I will put it on my list.

St. Patzer said...

I am the same.. see a demonstration and goes in straight away and you remember. Read a book ... just doesnt resonate in the same way

Blue Devil Knight said...

I just ordered the DVD. I've been struggling with KP endgames, as I just posted about. Confusion confusion aaahhh.