Chess Endgames 13
Double Rook Endings
by Karsten Müller
Publisher: ChessBase, 2013
Video running time: 4 hours 34 min
Double rook endings occur frequently and are different from single rook endings in several respects. However, there is much less literature on them. This DVD shall help filling the gap.
Many guidelines remain valid of course like activity is the order of the day, the king wants to blockade passed pawns, the rooks does not and the rook belongs behind passed pawns be they friendly or enemy.
But there are also many new motifs. Especially king safety plays a much larger role due to the increased firepower on the board. Therefore the value of extras pawns often also increases as they can provide the king with much needed shelter.
Furthermore the endgame expert discusses the question of the right exchange in detail, which crops up much more often than in single rook endings. So it is important to develop a good intuition, if the attacker or the defenders profits more from an exchange of a pair of rooks.
Video running time: 4 hours 34 min. (English)
The grandmaster from Hamburg Dr. Karsten Mueller has been playing in the top division of the Bundesliga for the Hamburg Chess Club since 1988 and in 1996 and 1997 he came in third in the German Championship.
Müller is an internationally recognised expert on the endgame, he writes the Endgame Column for ChessBase Magazine and the Endgame Corner on ChessCafe.com.
System requirements: Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, DVD drive, mouse, soundcard